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U.S. Jewish Groups Comment on American Express Action

After reading the joint statement of the American Express Company and the Israel Government Tourist Corporation issued earlier today in Jerusalem, the presidents of the 17 major American Jewish organizations who several months ago mentioned American Express in their pamphlet “A Report on the Arab Boycott Against Americans,” made the following comment today:

“We are confident that the new joint plans of the Israel Government Tourist Corporation and the American Express Company will be as beneficial to American Express as it will to the development of Israel tourism. The action of American Express exemplifies the best traditions of the American business community. It strengthens the unhampered flow of international trade and commerce free of any extraneous considerations.”