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Shriver; U.S. Will Support Israel

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Sargent Shriver, former U.S. envoy to France and former director of the Peace Corps, told 1000 women attending the Golden Jubilee convention of Pioneer Women here last night that “the United States will stand by Israel as she takes risks toward peace.” Shriver, a declared candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 1976, said “no comparison can be made between American commitments to Israel and our nation’s mistaken commitment to Vietnam. There is a moral commitment to a spiritual union with Israel which we cannot abandon without great peril to our own national interests.”

At the same session, Tamar Eshel, secretary-general of Hoetzet Hapoalot, announced the establishment of a women’s status study center at Ben Gurion University in the Negev in honor of the 50th anniversary of Pioneer Women. She invited the delegates to visit Israel in May. 1976 for the Pioneer Women Jubilee conference at which time, she said, the study center will be in operation.

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