NEW YORK (Dec. 19)
Secretary of State William P. Rogers will be the guest speaker at a farewell dinner to Yitzhak Rabin, Israel Ambassador to the United States to be given in his honor by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on January 17 at the Hotel Pierre. Announcement of the dinner at which the American Jewish community will officially pay tribute to Ambassador Rabin on the conclusion of his services in the United States was made by Jacob Stein, chairman of the Presidents Conference, who will preside.
“It is particularly appropriate,” Stein said, that Rogers, with whom Rabin worked so closely during the past four years, should be the principal speaker at the farewell to the Israel Ambassador. “It was during this period that relations between the United States and Israel achieved a new high level of cooperation,” Stein noted. “As Secretary Rogers joins with the American Jewish community in honoring Ambassador Rabin, we also honor the Secretary of State for the role he played in cementing further the always good relations that have existed during the twenty-five years of Israel Statehood.”
Among other leading American officials who have worked closely with Rabin who will be present at the dinner are American Ambassador to the UN, George Bush; Joseph J. Sisco, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs; and Alfred L. Atherton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs.