Israel Histadrut Foundation Raised $34 M in 15 Years
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Israel Histadrut Foundation Raised $34 M in 15 Years

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More than $34 million in long-term commitments to help finance the future growth of Histadrut has been raised since 1959 by the Israeli Histadrut Foundation. This report was given by Dr. Sol Stein of New York, founder and president of the IHF, to several hundred Jewish community leaders and Histadrut supporters who attended the foundation’s 15th anniversary West Coast luncheon celebration several days ago in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills.

Dr. Stein shared the rostrum with the special guest speaker, Simon Weber, noted author, columnist, radio commentator and editor-in-chief of the Jewish Daily Forward; Frederick L. Simmons, Los Angeles chairman of the foundation, and other leaders of the Southland Israel Histadrut Campaign. Plans for the IHF campaign’s annual West Coast. conference and luncheon Dec. 1 in the Beverly Hilton were announced by Abraham Frank, campaign executive director.

Weber told the assemblage peace would be possible in the Middle East if Arabs weren’t determined to “get all they can without giving up anything,” but that “according to the evidence it is unlikely that true peace will ever come to Israel–the best we can hope for is to avoid another war, which would be more devastating than the last.”

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