TEL AVIV (Sep. 3)
The United Jewish Appeal “Prime Minister’s Mission” to Israel Thursday night announced contributions of $14,250,000 for the 1974 campaign, a 25 percent increase over last year’s Mission total of $11,400,000. This was announced at a special dinner for the 250 American Jewish community leaders led by UJA general chairman Paul Zuckerman given by Premier Golda Meir.
She told the group that earlier in the day she heard a recording of the battle waged in the Latrun area during the War of Independence in which the soldiers kept on yelling, “Don’t stop, don’t stop.” “This is the message I have to bring you,” she said. Don’t stop. As long as we don’t stop, we shall get to where we want to go.” Replying to questions, Mrs. Meir said that Israel plans to do much more in the next four years for Arab refugees, especially in the Gaza Strip, in housing, health and education.
Mrs. Meir stressed the solidarity of the Jewish nation and said, “We have joined hands in arms to defend ourselves, to create a Jewish homeland and to construct a new society.” Zuckerman called the results of the Prime Minister’s Mission “an example of the love and dedication of the American Jewish community for the people of Israel. We showed and we will continue to show that when it comes to the human needs of the people of Israel we will not stop.”