Kennedy Stresses Israel’s Security in Message to Z.O.A. Convention

President Kennedy extended his greetings today to the 66th annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America which opens here tomorrow. His message reads:

“The holding of your meeting in Israel is appropriate for an organization that has contributed so much toward the establishment and development of that nation. You may take justifiable pride and satisfaction from your activities in interpreting American institutions and the American way of life to Israel and in helping convey a sense of Israel’s needs and aspirations to Americans.

“In the Middle East, as well as in other parts of the world,” the message continued, “the policy of the United States is based on the maintenance of peace and the preservation of freedom. The integrity and security of Israel and of all other free nations in the Middle East is a matter with which we can properly concern ourselves. I feel sure that your deliberations will advance these objectives.”

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