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Histadrut Drive to Seek $5, 000, 000 in U.S. for Scholarships in Israel

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The Histadrut campaign in the United States this year will seek to raise $5, 000, 000 over and above the regular campaign goal for a scholarship fund for technical education in Israel, Yehoshoua Levi, Histadrut treasurer, announced today.

He made the announcement at a luncheon given by the Histadrut education and culture department for Dr. Sol Stein, executive director of the Histadrut campaign in the United States, and for his deputy, Israel Stolarsky. The treasurer said the new fund would enable the Histadrut to expand its AMAL technical education network.

A festive rally marking the 40th anniversary of the American Histadrut campaign was held last night in the Habimah Theater, to which Premier Levi Eshkol sent a greeting. The Premier pointed to the important role of the Histadrut campaigns in the general work of aiding the upbuilding of the State of Israel.

Preparations proceeded, meanwhile, for the opening Monday of the conference of the World Union of Zionist Socialist Parties, the Ichud Olami, which will be attended by 220 delegates from 25 countries. Itzhak Koren, Ichud secretary-general, said Premier Eshkol would deliver the opening address on “State and the Diaspora.” President Shazar and Dr. Nahum Goldmann also will attend to extend greetings.

Former Premier David Ben-Gurion will address the six-day conference. Translations of conference proceedings will be provided in English and Spanish. The principal problem before the conference was seen to be the task of bringing representatives of younger age groups into greater influence in the movement and in its leadership.

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