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Parley Calls for Closer Ties Between U.S. Jewish Youth and Israel

A call for closer relations and fuller identification between American Jewish youth and Israel was made here today at the conclusion of the three-day ideological conference of Zionist youth movements in the United States and Canada. Approximately 130 delegates from both countries participated in the conclave. The conference also called for the participation of tens of thousands of American Jewish youth in the Zionist census to be conducted next year. The meeting, which was dedicated to problems of contemporary Zionist thought and the changing world Zionist movement, was addressed by Simcha Friedman, a member of the Israel Parliament; Mordecai Nissiyahu, a senior lecturer from Bet Berl; Daniel Mann, coordinator of the American Zionist Federation; by Nathan Yanai and Muki Tsur. William Levine, executive director of the American Zionist Youth Foundation, who just returned from Israel, also attended the conference, together with Shlomo Ikan, the representative of the Youth and Hechalutz Department of the World Zionist Organization.

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