LOS ANGELES (Feb. 1)
A record sale of over $2.2 million in Israel Bonds was announced at a 70th birthday tribute to Louis H. Boyar, chairman of the board of governors of the Israel Bond Organization which opened the 1968 Bond campaign here last night. Ambassador Avraham Harman, Israel’s retiring Ambassador to the United States, joined more than 1,000 other persons paying tribute to Mr. Boyar’s record of service and leadership at & dinner party in his honor.
Ambassador Harman said the Arabs had made two grave miscalculations: when they interpreted Israel’s exercise of free and open discussion under a democracy as weakness and when they thought that American Jewry would falter in its support of Israel.
Samuel Rothberg, of Peoria, 111., national campaign chairman of the Israel Bond Organization said that “If we are concerned about the future of Israel, we must see to it that her economy is strengthened to the maximum, so that she will be able to withstand any challenge that might come.”