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Washington Group Hears Report on Israel from Ben-gurion’s Adviser

Harry Zinder, public affairs adviser of Premier Ben-Gurion, told a meeting of the America-Israel Society here today that peace in the Middle East would constitute a major contribution to the economic development and well-being of Israel and the Arab world alike. He stressed the heavy burdens of armaments upon the societies of the Middle East and said that Mrs. Golda Meir’s proposal for Middle East disarmament would constitute a major contribution to a solution of the problems of the region.

Mr. Zinder gave a detailed analysis of Israel’s achievements in the economic and social fields during the 13 years of her existence and stressed her ability to withstand successfully the pressure and obstacles placed in her way by Arab belligerency. He pointed out that almost half a million new immigrants have come to Israel from the states of the Arab League and he explained the contribution of Israel’s information services in the cultural, political and social integration of these new citizens.