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Arab-israeli Cooperation Urged by Mrs. Roosevelt; Lauds Israel

April 9, 1952
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Arab-Israel cooperation was urged here last night by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt at a dinner of the Israel Bond drive at which she was one of the principal speakers. Reporting on her recent visit to the Arab countries and the Jewish state, Mrs. Roosevelt pointed out that Israel has much to contribute to the development of the Arab countries, while the Arab countries have much of what Israel needs today.

“The one thing that inspired me most in Israel.” Mrs. Roosevelt said, “was the complete dedication of all the people working in the government. It seemed to me that I had never been with people who had such absolute devotion to the work they were doing, and that they were doing it very well. I came away feeling that here was a nation which was having a desperate struggle financially, yet doing for its people things that we here in the United States would not dare to do because we would not think we could afford them.”

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