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30 American Zionists, Community Leaders Leave on Israel Fact-finding Tour

Thirty American Zionists and Jewish community leaders left for Israel this week to participate in the first seminar and tour under the auspices of the American Zionist Council. Rabbi Israel Miller, Council chairman, said the tour was intended to give community leaders first-hand information with which they could explain the problems and accomplishments of Israel to the Jewish public and the public-at-large. He said the project was “experimental” and, if successful, would be conducted in the future on a semi-annual basis.

During their two-week stay in Israel, the participants will meet with Premier Golda Meir, Deputy Premier Yigal Allon. Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, Foreign Minister Abba Eban and other Israeli leaders. The seminar and tour were arranged in cooperation with the Jewish Agency’s department of organization and information.