TEL AVIV (Aug. 17)
Israel may soon produce and export a new soup to be known as “Golda’s soup.” The food production department of Koor Industries is expected to be entrusted with the production of this soup, based on a recipe to be given by Golda Meir.
The firm’s bulletin reported that Koor management representatives visited Mrs. Meir to greet her on her 80th birthday. While munching her homemade cookies she told the representatives that on a recent visit to the United States she was asked in a television interview to identify her culinary specialty. Without hesitation, she said it was good, clear Jewish soup. Thousands of viewers reportedly wrote to the television station asking for the recipe. Naftali Blumental, Koor manager, immediately suggested that his firm should mass-produce the soup to provide this item for countless salivating palates.
As for Koor Industries itself, which was established in 1944 by Histadrut and is now one of Israel’s largest corporations, 1978 is the fourth consecutive year that it has improved its position in Fortune magazine’s listing of 500 major industrial corporations outside the United States. Koor is listed in the 196th place, up from 206th place last year, making it among the top 200 firms in the world.