NEW YORK (Sep. 12)
Premier Menachem Begin of Israel will make a special trip to the United States to address a dinner in honor of Sam Rothberg, general chairman of the Israel Bond Organization, who will be honored for a lifetime of service to Israel at an International Tribute in Washington on Nov. 18 under the auspices of the Bond Organization.
Robert Smith, of Washington, a community leader and real estate developer, serving as chairman of the Tribute, who made the announcement, said Rothberg will receive the first Golda Meir Leadership Award. The award, authorized by the family of the late Premier of Israel, is to be presented annually to a national Jewish leader who has distinguished himself in promoting Israel’s economic and social progress. Rothberg, a principal founder of the Israel Bond Organization, has been a key figure in the growth of the program which has produced more than $4.5 billion for Israel’s economic development since 1951.
While Begin is in the United States he will also meet with leaders of the United Jewish Appeal in New York City on Nov. 19. The Bond Organization also announced that a $1 billion Economic Development for Peace Loan campaign will be launched at its international leadership conference tomorrow through Sunday in Toronto.