New York (Sep. 8)
Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, will be the principal speaker at the national Economic Mobilization Conference for Israel Bonds, it was announced today by Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice president of the Israel Bond Organization. The Israeli leader will be a special guest of honor at the dinner session of the three-day conference which will be held on Saturday evening, September 21st at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
The conference which will begin on Friday, will have as its principal objective the launching of the most intensive phase of the campaign to raise $75,000,000 in 1957 through the sale of State of Israel bonds in this country, Canada Latin America and Western Europe. Dr. Schwartz pointed out that this year’s Israel bond drive will be required to furnish a large proportion of the $90,000,000 fund which the Government of Israel must gather for the construction of 30,000 family housing units to solve “the critical housing shortage resulting from the renewal of mass immigration in 1957.”
The current situation in Israel and the surrounding region will be discussed at the conference sessions by outstanding Israeli and American leaders. In addition to Mrs. Meir, Israel will also be represented at the conference by Ambassador Abba Eban, Dr. David Horowitz, Governor of the Bank of Israel and Dr. Renana Ben Gurion, daughter of the Prime Minister.