American Zionists Laud U.S. $3,500,000 Grant for Projects in Israel

Secretary of State Dulles’ approval of the allocation of $3,500,000 in Israeli currency for the support of cultural, and humanitarian projects in Israel was commended by the Zionist Organization of America “as a step of major significance” toward cementing close cultural ties between this country and Israel. Dr. Emanuel Neumann, chairman of the national executive committee of the ZOA, in a letter addressed to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, said:

“Your action assumes special moral significance at this time in view of the troubled state of affairs in that region and the dangers surrounding Israel. It cannot fail to indicate the continuing interest of the United States in the welfare of a sister republic whose birth we have sponsored and whose struggle to preserve her hard-won freedom is of vital concern to us from the standpoint of our own national interest.”

Dr. Neumann voiced particular appreciation in behalf of the ZOA at the inclusion as beneficiaries of its two projects in Israel–the ZOA Daniel Frisch House in Tel Aviv, serving as a cultural center for the community, and Kfar Silver, an agricultural training institute named for Dr. Abba Hilllel Silver. He announced that “it is our intention to apply these grants to an immediate expansion of the activities of these institutions.”

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