NEW YORK (Feb. 23)
The sum of $2.9 million has been raised so far this year in the United States social welfare programs operated in Israel by Histadrut, the nation’s labor federation, it was announced today by Dr. Sol Stein, executive director of the National Committee for Labor Israel. He told 800 delegates to the mid-winter emergency conference that $1 million had been raised in cash toward the group’s 1969 goal of $6 million and an additional $1.9 million in the form of deferred commitments such as wills and bequests assigned to the American Histadrut Development Foundation. The Foundation, established nine years ago, now has a total of almost $13 million, Dr. Stein reported.
The 45th anniversary luncheon of the National Committee for Labor Israel was addressed by Gideon Hausner, chief prosecutor in the trial of Adolf Eichmann and a member of the Knesset (Parliament), and by Leon H. Keyserling, Washington economist elected National Committee President last November. Mr. Hausner called on the “civilized countries” to take collective action to safeguard Israeli civilian aircraft from attacks by Arab terrorists like the ones at Zurich last Tuesday and at Athens last Dec. 26. He urged them to withhold all forms of military and economic assistance to governments that harbor terrorists.