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Pioneer Women Laud U.s.a. for Aiding Israeli Defenses, Urge Peace

The Larger National Board of Pioneer Women concluded a two-day policy making session here today with adoption of a resolution commending the United States Government for helping to restore the arms balance in the Middle East making defensive missiles available to Israel. The women called upon the American Government to “take the leadership in promoting a peace settlement and ending the conflict in the Middle East.”

The governing body of the 40,000-member women’s labor Zionist organization also expressed “full support of President Kennedy’s actions with regard to Cuba and the maintenance of peace and security in the Western Hemisphere.”

During the conference, plans were made to expand the Pioneer Women program in Israel, which provides social services for women, youth and children in nearly 1,000 child care and immigrant rehabilitation centers. Special emphasis was placed on the expansion of vocational and educational instruction for Israel’s Arab women and children.

Resolutions were also passed by the board expressing support for Federal aid to education, civil rights legislation in the field of publicly assisted housing, health care for the aged under Social Security, and purchase by the United States of the United Nations bond issue.

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