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28-man Delegation of U.S. Teamsters Union Honored in Israel

Gratitude for American labor’s “unswerving support and constant sympathy for Jewish endeavors in Israel” was expressed here today by members of the Israel Cabinet who greeted a 28-man delegation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America.

The delegation, headed by one of the teamsters’ union’s top leaders, Vice-President James Hoffa, of Detroit, is here on a seven-day visit. The highlight of the visit will be the cornerstone laying for a new children’s home at Beith Hakerem toward which $270,000 was collected in Hoffa’s honor in Detroit last April.

Greeting the American labor, representatives at a reception here were Foreign Minister Golda Meir, Laobor Minister Mordecai Namir, and the mayor of this city, Gershon Agron. Last night, Mayor Agron was host a dinner to the labor guests who were greeted, among others, by Minister of Justice Pinhas Rosen and E. C. Martinson, labor attaches of the United States embassy here.