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Golda Meir Asks U.S. Jewish Youth to Go to Israel; Explains Reason

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Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, yesterday urged American Jewish youth to go to Israel to help build the country with “the blessings of their parents. ” She spoke at a luncheon session of the 16th biennial convention of Pioneer Women.

Mrs. Meir based her demands for settlers with Western know-how skills and education on Israel’s security needs. “The only way Israel can be sure in case of attack is if it is a united people and everyone knows he has something to fight for. ” The tremendous problems of education for democracy presented by an ever-growing population from backward countries, were overwhelming, requiring not merely funds but manpower from free countries, the Foreign Minister stressed.

With East European emigration indefinite, America is the only available source, Mrs. Meir. stated. Appealing to the Pioneer Women as Labor Zionist mothers, she said: “The question is are the children educated to go to Israel and when they want to go do they have the blessings of the parents. I believe Israel belongs to all of us. Without Israel there is no Jewish life. Our strength lies in our vision and ability to implement our dreams. We can solve our problems with courage and moral strength to come to logical conclusions.”

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