NEW YORK (Jan. 10)
Elmer L. Winter, president of the American Jewish Committee who has just returned from a two-week visit in Israel called today for “an expanded partnership between Israel and American Jewry” in which American Jews seek new ways to help israel during her current critical period. Within a 10-point program that he said he planned to offer to the agency’s Board of Governors, Winter outlined a number of sources of additional a many of them in areas where close cooperation has been in effect since establishment of the Jewish State 25 years ago.
“We must assure Israel of our support and our commitment to work for a continuing relationship between the American government and Israel by emphasizing to the American public how the best interests of the U.S. are served by supporting Israelis, natural ally of the U.S.,” Winter said. “This would help dispel the apparent worry of many Israel crisis about continuing U.S. support as a result of the energy crisis.” The program would provide information on all phases of Israeli aims and needs.