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Israel Finance Minister Honored in Mexico; 1,000 Attend Meeting

More than 1,000 persons attended a mass meeting here in honor of Israel Finance Minister Levi Eshkol which was organised by the Jewish Central Committee and the Zionist Federation of Mexico. The meeting was held in the hall of the Jewish Sport Center.

Mr. Eshkol was greeted by Zemach Portnoy, president of the Zionist Federation, and Dr. Sigmund Bibring, president of the Jewish Central Committee. The Finance Minister was feted at a luncheon attended by a group of Jewish community leaders.

An Israeli Parliamentary Mission arrived meanwhile for a visit on invitation extended by a Mexican Parliamentary group which visited Israel this spring. Members of the Israel mission are Dvora Netzer, head of the mission, Binyamin Arditi, Michael Hazani, Emma Talmi, and Haim Lior, acting secretary of the mission. Members were met at the airport by Senator Maxmilian Kuiz Castaneda and by members of the Jewish community.

Prominent Israeli scholars are attending two international congresses being held here. Dr. Robert Sachi, professor of statistics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is representing Israel at the International Congress of Sociologists here. In another auditorium, the Congress of Universities is holding its convocation, with Israel being represented by Prof. Benjamin Mazar, rector of the Hebrew University; Arie Dworetzky, vice-rector of the Technion at Haifa; and Prof. Baehi.

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