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Z.O.A. Eight Day Convention Opens Tomorrow in Israel; 1,000 to Attend

More than 1,000 delegates and guests from the United States arrived here today to participate in the eight-day annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America, which opens Thursday evening in the presence of Israel President Zalman Shazar and Premier Levi Eshkol.

The opening address of the Convention will be delivered by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, the convention chairman. Dr. Max Nussbaum, president of the ZOA, will deliver the annual address reviewing the activities of the organization in the past year, the problems facing American Zionism and the American-Jewish community, and the relationship between American Jewry and Israel. The delegates will be welcomed in brief addresses of greetings by President Shazar, Premier Eshkol, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Mordechai Ish-Shalom, U.S. Ambassador Walworth Barbour, Dr. Emanuel Neumann and Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive.

Friday morning, the delegates will adjourn to Tel-Aviv for the continuance of the plenary sessions at the ZOA House. The eight-day program will include symposia, dialogues, dedications of new projects in Kfar Silver, a special all-day session dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the ZOA House, and a testimonial birthday dinner to Dr. Silver, which will be addressed by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, Mr. Sharett, and others. Congressman James Roosevelt will address one of the sessions.

The delegates will be presented with an especially cast bronze convention medal by representatives of the Israel Government. A special Post Office will open in the King David Hotel on July 11, and a special convention envelope will be on sale on that day.

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