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Mayor Wagner Tenders Farewell Luncheon to Ambassador Katriel Katz

A farewell luncheon to which leaders in all walks of Jewish life in New York were invited by Mayor Robert F. Wagner was tendered here by the Mayor to Ambassador Katriel Katz, Israel’s Consul General of New York, who is leaving his post here to assume the post of Israel Ambassador in Moscow.

In addressing the selected audience, Mayor Wagner emphasized that Ambassador Katz “has won our friendship and a warm place in the hearts of thousands of New Yorkers” and that “he has discharged his mission in New York with great distinction and credit for himself and his country.” The Mayor presented to Ambassador Katz “in the name of the City of New York, an engraved silver letter opener.” In replying, the Israel diplomat said that during the years he represented Israel in New York, the city was to him like “a home away from home.”