NEW YORK (Oct. 3)
Dr. Emanuel Neumann, newly-elected chairman of the Jewish Agency–American Section, and Mrs. Charlotte Jacobson, newly-elected member of the Section’s Executive, were guests of the American Zionist Council at a reception given today in their honor by the American Zionist movement. Rabbi Israel Miller, Council president, paid tribute to them on assumption of their new responsibilities.
Dr. Neumann said there are three priorities facing the American Zionist movement – aliyah (immigration to Israel), youth programs and educational and cultural activities. He noted that aliyah has been stepped up this year and is “almost twice as large as in the corresponding period last year.” Mr. Jacobson, voicing concern over the “mounting Arab propaganda offensive and disturbing USSR attitude toward Israel,” said Israel is faced “in the discernible future with the necessity of spending a staggering proportion of its national income on defense.” Rabbi Miller said the creation of a strong unified American Zionist federation to replace the American Zionist Council is essential to express fully American Jewry’s support for Israel. Both guests agreed that there should be a strong federation to face the political problems that beset Israel.