NEW YORK (Oct. 17)
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said here that “for all of the shadows that obscure the present course of events, I am confident that Israel will survive…that Israel will secure a future of peace and happiness for its people.” The Massachusetts Senator spoke Tuesday night before 500 New York business, civic and Jewish leaders and communal leaders who purchased $5,680,000 in Israel Bonds at a dinner at the Plaza Hotel in honor of Alan King. The comedian, who is active on behalf of Israel, was given the Israel Prime Minister’s Award. The amount of the Bond sale was announced by Stephen Shalom, chairman of the Greater New York Israel Bond campaign.
Kennedy, who flew in to attend the dinner after spending the day in trouble-torn Boston, said: “Israel is like the United States in many ways both won bitter fights for independence; both acknowledge the supremacy of moral law; both believe in individual as well as national liberty–and both will fight to maintain that liberty.”