WASHINGTON (Sep. 11)
Sam Rothberg, general chairman of the Israel Bond Organization, announced that because of the importance Israel attaches to the program of the Bond Organization the government has acceded to the request of the board of directors of Israel Bonds to permit Michael Arnon, secretary of the Israel government and the Cabinet, to assume the post of president and chief executive officer of the Bond Organization.
In making the announcement at the National fall Leadership Conference here this weekend attended by some 700 Jewish communal leaders from the United States and Canada, Rothberg said that during the years Arnon spent in the U.S. as Israel’s Consul General in New York and in the Israel Embassy in Washington “he has acquitted an intimate knowledge of the organized Jewish scene and operation of the Bond campaign.” Arnon’s experience in Israel and the U.S. has “equipped him to make a vital contribution to the leadership and conduct of our campaign.” Rothberg added.
Born in Vienna in 1925, Arnon came to Palestine at the age of 13. He attended high school in Tel Aviv and studied at the London University where he majored in international affairs. Prior to assuming his present position in the Israel government he served as Ambassador to Ghana, held a position in the Israel Embassy in London and was government press officer in Jerusalem. Before Israel’s War of Liberation he was a member of the editorial staff of the Jerusalem Post.