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18,000 to Attend Israel Bond Chanukah Festival Tonight in New York

More than 18,000 Israel bond purchasers will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Chanukah tomorrow evening at the eleventh annual Chanukah Festival for Israel at Madison Square Garden. Tomorrow nights performance is all sold out, it was announced by Ira Guilden, Chanukah Festival chairman, but tickets, which are free to those who purchase Israel bonds, are still available for the second performance on Monday, December 18.

Golda Meir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, will be honored for her leadership in Israel affairs at the Festival, which is the major highlight of the 1961 campaign in the New York metropolitan area to raise $13,000,000 in Israel bond investment funds to aid the economic development of the young Middle East nation, now marking its 13th, or Bar Mitzvah year.

More than $250,000 for the economic development of Israel was provided by the sale of Israel bonds today at a testimonial luncheon honoring David Mager, chairman of the Farband-Poale Zion Committee for Israel Bonds, at the Commodore Hotel. Foreign Minister Golda Meir of Israel was the principal speaker at the luncheon.

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