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Ha Dassah-wizo of Canada Concludes Convention; Elects New President

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Mrs. Charles Eisenstat of Montreal was elected national president of the Hadassah-v izo Organization of Canada at the closing session today of its 20th biennial convention here. She succeeds Mrs. Harry Cohen of Sydney. Nova Scotia, who was named honorary president of the organization.

In his first official visit to Montreal, Israel’s newly appointed Ambassador Gershon Avner told the delegates that Is rad would not be deterred from its Negev irrigation project by any Arab threats. if we can’t carry out a water scheme inside our own borders,” he declared, “the time will soon come when we will not be able to build a new development in one of our cities. Therefore, sometime in 1964 when our engineers say we are ready, the tap will be turned on.

He suggested that, if the Arabs “would concern themselves with humanitarian work for their own people, ” the Middle East and the entire would “would be better off.”

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