JERUSALEM (Aug. 27)
Leon Dulzin, acting Jewish Agency chairman, assured top U.S. Jewish leaders here last night that Israel’s fate and their own was one and the same. “It is one fate, one destiny,” Dulzin declared. “We depend on you alone.” Dulzin spoke to the United Jewish Appeal’s Prime Minister’s Mission, a group of some 320 top UJA leaders here on a three-day study mission led by Frank R. Lautenberg. UJA general chairman. The mission returns here tomorrow. The group visited the Mitle and Gidi Passes today and are due to meet with Premier Yitzhak Rabin tonight for a briefing on the settlement talks.
Dulzin noted that cash income this year from UJA was up and forecasts were promising. He congratulated UJA but added, “We need much, much more…Do better than you have done before.” The mission’s visit here was “important…for the people of Israel to know that U.S. Jewry is with us 100 percent…” Dulzin said.
Late last night the mission visited the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial where its chairman, Minister Gideon Hausner, said: “…the cold-blooded disregard by the free world of the Jewish calamity is a stern reminder for us…Last week 1 told (Secretary of State Henry A.) Kissinger here that our grave anxiety concerning his latest proposals is a direct result of the bitter lesson of history when we were…abandoned by our friends. This we will never allow to happen again. We learned the lesson, the hard way.”