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Topiol Receives Uia-kh Award

Melech Topiol, co-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal of France, was awarded the Dr. Israel Goldstein Prize of the United Israel Appeal-Keren Hayesod at ceremonies here yesterday hosted by President Chaim Herzog at the Presidential residence.

The Goldstein Prize is awarded each year to a diaspora Jewish leader in recognition of outstanding contributions to UIA-KH activities. Topiol is a member of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Board.

The presentation was made by Mendel Kaplan, of South Africa, chairman of the Keren Hayesod’s World Board of Trustees. The award is named in honor of Israel Goldstein, a prominent American Zionist leader who served as Keren Hayesod chairman from 1961-1971. Goldstein, 89, has lived in Jerusalem for many years. He was present at the award ceremonies.