WASHINGTON (May. 11)
More than 4, 000 people filled Constitution Hall here today to honor Israel on its tenth anniversary. The rally was held under the auspices of a large interfaith committee. Senator John F. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Senator Clifford P. Case, New Jersey Republican, and Israel Ambassador Abba Eban, were the principal speakers.
Ambassador Eban, addressing the gathering, said that “to strengthen Israel and to promote peace in the Middle East are absolutely equivalent and identical aims. ” He predicted that “as Israel grows more vigorous in her economy, more deeply rooted in her soil and resources, more universal in her international links, the Arab world will increasingly awaken to the futility of prolonged conflict and tension”