NEW YORK (May. 22)
Uri Marinov, a 20-year-old farmer-guardsman from the Israel border settlement of Nabal Oz facing the tense Gaza Strip, arrived in New York today via El Al-Israel Airlines to help the United Jewish Appeal launch the second half of its 1956 nationwide campaign.
Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, UJA executive vice-chairman, announced that the youth will make his first major public appearance at a National Action Conference of the Appeal to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel here June 9 and 10. Uri will tell the UJA campaign leaders what life has been like on Israel’s border before and since the recent ceasefire agreement negotiated by United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold. The conference will mark the mid-year point of the UJA’s 1956 campaign and will set plans for the second half of the drive.