NEW YORK (Dec. 10)
Moshe Sharett, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel, left Jerusalem for New York yesterday to deliver a report on the latest developments in Israel at the 20th annual national conference of the United Jewish Appeal which opens here Friday. Mr. Sharett will remain in the United States one week.
More than 1,000 American Jewish leaders from all parts of the country are expected to hear the Israel statesman disclose the current problems engendered by the need for continuing the rescue and resettlement of thousands of refugees from Eastern Europe and North Africa in the face of Israel’s serious housing and financial shortages and the critical political situation along Israel’s borders.
The impact of the mounting refugee problems on the programs and needs of the Jewish Agency for 1958 will be explained to the conference by Dr. Joseph. The Jewish Agency receives its main funds through the UJA-financed Israel Appeal. Delegates also will hear the report of the 100-man fourth annual UJA overseas study mission which recently returned from a survey of UJA-supported operations in Israel and abroad.
The conferees will hear a report on needs of the Joint Distribution Committee by Charles H. Jordan, its director-general for overseas operations. Conference delegates will wind up the 1957 effort, choose officers and prepare for the 1958 campaign of the UJA.