NEW YORK (Aug. 20)
The first contingent of American delegates to the International Mobilization Conference for State of Israel Bonds left for Israel today aboard an El Al Israel Airlines plane.
The group of 52 Jewish leaders is the first of more than 350 men and women who will attend the meeting in Jerusalem, which will highlight the key importance of American support of Israel’s economic development in the present Middle East crisis. The Conference will open in Jerusalem on August 25 and conclude on September 3.
The sessions, taking place at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, will be addressed by President Ben Zvi, Prime Minister Ben Gurion, Finance Minister Levi Eshkol and Foreign Minister Golda Meir. Following three days of meetings, the delegates will go to Beersheba on Thursday, for the dedication of a new railway line which will ultimately link Beersheba to Elath on the Gulf of Akaba. The new railroad is financed with the aid of Israel bond funds.