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Three-day Israel Bond National Conference Opens Today in New York

Sen, John O. Pastore, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy, and Ambassador Michael Comay, Israel’s Permanent representative to the United Nations, will be the principal speakers at a three-day National Planning Conference of the Israel Bond organization starting here tomorrow at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

More than 300 Jewish leaders from all parts of the United States and Canada will take part in the conference to review the 1964 Israel Bond drive, termed the most productive in the history of Israel Bond campaigns, and set plans for the 1965 sales effort. The new drive will place special emphasis on helping to finance Israel’s plans to speed industrialization of Israel’s new development areas, primarily the Negev and the central Galilee.

The first conference session will be a luncheon meeting tomorrow at which Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, Israel Bond vice-president, who has just returned froma visit to Israel, will report on his discussions with Premier Eshkol, Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir and other government leaders. Sen. Pastore and Ambassador Comay will address a dinner session Saturday evening. The conference will close with a breakfast session Sunday morning.

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