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320 UJA Members on Mission in Israel

The 320 members of the United Jewish Appeal’s Prime Minister’s Mission to Israel, arrived here today for four days of meetings with top officials and visits of areas throughout Israel. The mission, led by UJA general chairman Irwin Field and executive vice-chairman Irving Bernstein, officially launches the UJA’s 40th anniversary.

The mission members will tour the country extensively, including the Gaza Strip and the new town of Yamit. They will meet with officials, including President Yitzhak Navon, Deputy Premier Yigael Yadin, Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek, Defense Minister Ezer Weizman, Labor Party chairman Shiman Peres, and Jewish Agency officials. The mission will end with a reception and dinner at the Knesset Thursday hosted by Premier Menachem Begin.