Four-day Convention to Map 1961 Histadrut Drive Opened in New York

The four-day annual convention of the National Committee for Labor Israel opened here today to plan the 1961 Histadrut fund-raising campaign in the United States and Canada. About 3,000 delegates from all parts of the American continent are participating in the parley.

At a special session tomorrow, the convention will launch the newly formed American Histadrut Development Foundation, which seeks to mobilize capital funds for a long-range program of expansion of medical, educational, vocational training, and immigrant rehabilitation services of the National Committee for Labor Israel. The Foundation will receive income from wills and bequests and long-term commitments.

The sessions of the convention will be addressed by Moshe Sharett, Israel’s former Prime Minister; Ambassador Michael Comay, chief of the Israel Mission to the United Nations; Benjamin Eliav, Consul General of Israel in New York; Baruch Zuckerman of Jerusalem, leader of the World Labor Zionist movement; and prominent American trade union and Zionist spokesmen.

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