Menu JTA Search

Government, Congressional, Jewish Leaders Attend Dinner Honoring Israeli Premier and His Wife

A glittering array of government and Congressional figures and leaders in American-Jewish life attended a dinner given here last night for Israeli Premier and Mrs. Yitzhak Rabin by Ambassador and Mrs. Simcha Dinitz. Many of them. White House sources said, will also attend a State dinner for the Rabins at the White House tonight by President and Mrs. Ford. Last night’s dinner was followed by a reception attended by more than 100.

The 40 dinner guests who dined with the Rabins included Vice-Presidential nominee Nelson A. Rockefeller and Mrs. Rockefeller; Secretary of State and Mrs. Henry A. Kissinger; Treasury Secretary William Simon; Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger; White House Chief of Staff Gen. Alexander M. Haig; AFL-CIO President George Meany; and Lt. Gen. George S. Brown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Among the members of Congress and Jewish leaders were Sens. Frank Church; Jacob K. Javits; Stuart Symington; Edward Kennedy; Walter Mondale; and Rep. John Rhodes; Max Fisher, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency; Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and Paul Zuckerman, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal.

WHITE HOUSE DINNER TONIGHT

The guest list for the White House dinner, the JTA was told by White House sources, includes Mr. and Mrs. Fisher; Edward Ginsberg, chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee and Mrs. Ginsberg; Mrs. Charlotte Jacobson, chairman of the World Zionist Organization-American Section; Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, president of the American Jewish Congress and Mrs. Hertzberg; Elmer Winter, president of the American Jewish Committee and Paul Ribner, national commander of the Jewish War Veterans.

Kissinger and Schlesinger and Sens. Edward Brooke, John C. Stennis, John Tower and Abraham Ribicoff will also attend the White House dinner. Javits will be unable to attend but Mrs. Javits will be present.

Blair House, the official residence for top-level visiting dignitaries opposite the White House flew the American and Israeli flags today. The two flags are intertwined along the White House grounds and in front of the State Department’s diplomatic entrance.

Premier and Mrs. Rabin are on their first visit to Washington since they left here 17 months ago at the end of Rabin’s term as Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. The Premier has been following a rigorous schedule since his arrival Tuesday. He will meet at Blair House this afternoon with Treasury Secretary Simon, George Meany and with leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Tomorrow, the final day of his four day visit, he will breakfast with Senators at Blair House and will meet with members of the House before holding a news conference in mid-afternoon. The Rabins will leave Washington late Friday for New York aboard a Presidential plane from Andrews Air Force Base.

NEXT STORY