The second distinguished foreigner to be elected to honorary citizenship of Tel Aviv, the Jewish municipality near Jaffa, is Samuel Untermyer of New York, honorary chairman of the American Committee of the Palestine Foundation Fund. The first recepient of Tel Aviv’s freedom of the city is Prof. Albert Einstein, of theory of relativity fame.
The honor was conferred upon Mr. Untermyer by the Tel Aviv Municipality upon the recommendation of Mayor Dizengoff who just returned from the United States. Mayor Dizengoff who went to New York to complete the sale of the Municipality’s Â£75,000 bond issue, which was floated by Bernard A. Rosenblatt through Harvey Fiske &Sons received invaluable assistance of a legal nature from Mr. Untermyer.
It is understood that Mr. Untermyer intends visiting Palestine sometime next year, sailing his own yacht.
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