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Shazar Says Key to Israel’s Security is in Hands of U.S. Government


“The key to Israel’s security is in the hands of the American Government,” President Zalman Shazar of Israel told a visiting American Jewish Committee delegation today. He added that “one of the keys to that key lies in the political weight of Jewish public opinion in the United States and in the aid it receives from understanding non-Jewish circles;

“It is a most significant role that you can play in the maintenance of Middle East peace,” he said. The group is composed of 50 community leaders from over 20 cities throughout the United States. At a luncheon meeting with Minister of Social Welfare, Dr. Joseph Burg, the delegation participated in a frank exchange of views on the question of religion and state in Israel, and it expressed deep interest in the further development of Israel’s religious life in an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding.

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