NEW YORK (Feb. 19)
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan will fly to Miami for the Inaugural Dinner on March 2 that will initiate the largest campaign for Israel Bonds in the history of American and Canadian Jewry.
More than 2000 Jewish leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will participate in the launching of the unprecedented $1 billion Reconstruction and Development Bond Issue to help Israel’s economy recover from the shattering effects of the Yom Kippur War and to maintain the development program necessary to provide jobs for more than 60,000 new immigrants this year. The billion dollar quota for the 1974 campaign, according to Sam Rothberg, general chairman of the Israel Bond Organization, was adopted at an international Israel Bond conference that was convened in Israel by Premier Golda Meir late last month. Rothberg asserted that Israel’s economic future would be in jeopardy without a substantial increase in Bond sales, over and above the $502 million raised in 1973.