Record Israel Bond Sales of $25,400,000 Reported for 1968 in N.Y.
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Record Israel Bond Sales of $25,400,000 Reported for 1968 in N.Y.

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The sale of Israel Bonds in the New York metropolitan area in 1968 amounted to a record $25,400,000, the greatest sales figure in the history of the New York campaign except for 1967, the year of the Six-Day War, it was announced tonight by Surrogate Edward S. Silver, general chairman of the Greater New York Committee for State of Israel Bonds. Mr. Silver spoke at the second performance of the Bond Organization’s annual Channuka Festival for Israel at Madison Square Garden. The guest of honor at the event was Madame Ida Kaminska, former first lady of the Yiddish stage in Poland, making her first public appearance in the United States since the Warsaw regime’s anti-Semitic campaign brought about her self-imposed exile.

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