Finch Says ‘common Interest, Destiny’ Key to Stability and Peace in Mideast

Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Robert H. Finch called “a sense of common interest and common destiny” between Israel and her Arab neighbors “the only key to stability, to mutual security, and ultimately to a peace that endures.” Mr. Finch spoke at an Israel Bonds rally here.

“There is much,” Mr. Finch said, “that the Israeli kibbutz can teach us in child rearing, in education, and in all those central areas of growing self-consciousness within a turbulent American society.” Mr. Finch, who represented the United States at the funeral of the late Premier Levi Eshkol, said he intended to “have the experts of the U.S. Public Health Service take full advantage of the experience of the Hadassah total health system.

“Our society is marked by the impatient dissatisfaction of the young,” he said, “and by the tendency to smug complacency among those who ‘have it made.’ Both have much to learn from the Israeli adventure in nation building.”

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