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Alexander Kahn to Leave for Israel on Special Mission

March 11, 1952
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Leaders of the entire Jewish labor movement today tendered a luncheon to Alexander Kahn, general manager of the Jewish Daily Forward, who is sailing Wednesday on a special mission to Israel. He will be accompanied by his wife Sara Kahn, chairman of the Histadrut division of the Pioneer Women’s Organization, who has been active for many years in the Labor Zionist movement in this country.

Speakers at the luncheon emphasized that Mr. Kahn was one of the few Jewish Socialist leaders in the Forward Association who advocated that the Forward take a pro-Zionist stand at a time when the majority of the Association, was anti-Zionist. Harry Rogoff, editor-in-chief of the Jewish Daily Forward, who was one of the speakers, pointed out that today the paper can be considered a pro-Israel Government organ in the United States inasmuch as it backs the position of the present Israeli Cabinet.

A vice-president of the Joint Distribution Committee, Mr. Kahn will also look into relief and rehabilitation activities of the J.D.C. in Italy, France and Israel. He will inspect some other institutions deriving their funds from the United Jewish Appeal. He is expected to arrive in Haifa on March 27.

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