MONTREAL (Apr. 28)
The Jewish community here celebrated Israel’s 37th anniversary and pledged to identify with the problems of the Jewish State, improve Jewish education and to intensify aliya.
Nerry Bloomfield, president of the Canadian Zionist Federation, told some 2,000 people attending the anniversary celebration at the Expo Theater, “Not only today, but every day we must remember our indelible bonds with Israel.” He urged the Canadian Jews to support Israel by redoubling efforts for education and aliya.
Yaacov Aviad, the Consul General of Israel, brought greetings from Israel and said that in spite of its difficult problems, Israel will strive to make the ingathering of the Jewish people a main objective of its policies. He cited the “unique effort” undertaken by Israel for Ethiopian Jews.
Before the anniversary celebration began, the 2,000 people commemorated Israel’s Memorial Day. Earlier in the day, diplomatic representatives, including the Egyptian Consul General, rectors and the deans of the two universities in the city, and numerous visitors attended a reception at the Israel Consulate General given by Aviad in honor of Israel’s 37th anniversary.
The Moscow Declaration on Nazi war criminals was drawn up in 1943, not 1953 as stated in the April 24 Bulletin.