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Israel Bond Salute to Modern Maccabees

A tribute to the beleaguered people of Israel for the purpose of providing emergency funds for the rehabilitation of Israel’s war-dislocated economy will be held at Madison Square Garden Dec. 3. The event, sponsored by State of Israel Bonds, was announced by Samuel Neaman, chairman of the Greater New York Committee for Israel Bonds. Neaman said, “The salute will be called ‘A Tribute of Stars to Israel’s Maccabees 1973,’ honoring the people of Israel whose courage and bravery in the October war paralleled the heroism of the Maccabees’ struggle for freedom 2000 years ago.”

Simcha Dinitz, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Mayor-elect Abraham D. Beame and Ira Guilden, chairman of the Board of the Israel Bond Organization, will address an expected capacity audience of 20,000 people. Admission to the tribute, which will feature American and Israeli artists, will be free to those who purchase $250 or more in State of Israel Bonds.