NEW YORK (Dec. 11)
Moshe Sharett, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel, arrived here today for the purpose of delivering the principal address at the annual national conference of the United Jewish Appeal on Saturday evening at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Mr. Sharett was greeted on his arrival by Morris W. Berinstein, UJA president; Jack D. Weiler, a national chairman of UJA; Samuel Rubin, chairman of the UJA Emergency Rescue Fund; and Israel’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mordecai Kidron. Also on hand to welcome him were Simchah Pratt, Israel’s Consul General in New York, and Esther Herlitz, Consul. This is Mr. Sharett’s first visit to this country since November, 1955.
More than 1,000 American Jewish leaders from communities throughout the U.S. will be on hand for the Appeal’s two-day annual meeting to hear Mr. Sharett’s analysis of 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. Ambassador Abba Eban will introduce the former Israel Prime Minister at the Saturday banquet session.