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Golda Meir Arrives to Aid Israel Bond Drive in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit

Mrs. Golda Meir, who was Israel’s Foreign Minister for 10 years, arrived here today to take part in the Israel Bond campaign for the development of her country’s economy. Mrs. Meir retired from the Cabinet last year to become Secretary-General of Mapai, the leading political party in Israel.

The pioneer Israeli leader, who has played a dominant role in the domestic and foreign affairs of her country since it proclaimed its independence in May, 1948, will be the guest of honor at city-wide meetings in Los Angeles on November 2; Detroit, November 7; and Chicago, November 12; all the meetings are sponsored by the Israel Bond Organization.

Mrs. Meir came to Palestine in 1921 from Milwaukee, where she taught school. Together with former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and the late Eliezer Kaplan, the first Finance Minister, Mrs. Meir laid the foundation in 1950 for the establishment of the Israel Bond Organization, which during the past 16 years has become the most important single source of funds for the country’s agricultural and industrial development.

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