NEW YORK (Aug. 27)
More than 250 leaders representing the American Jewish community departed today for a three-day United Jewish Appeal “Prime Minister’s Mission” to Israel, Paul Zuckerman, UJA general chairman, announced today.
“The purpose of our visit is to allow the top leadership of the American Jewish community to obtain first-hand information and see for themselves the urgent needs of the people of Israel, especially as they relate to the absorption of large numbers of new immigrants from the Soviet Union,” Zuckerman stated. “The end result will be a complete and in-depth understanding of the present and immediate future problems which must be met through the efforts of our 1974 nationwide campaign.”
While in Israel, mission members will also meet with Jewish Agency treasurer Leon Dultzin who has assumed the position of acting chairman of the Jewish Agency, following the death of former chairman Louis A. Pincus. Highlights of the mission itinerary include a private dinner meeting with Premier Golda Meir, the greeting of arriving Soviet Jewish immigrants at Lod Airport, a visit to an absorption center, and a reception at the home of Defense Minister Moshe Dryan.