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Barlev in the U.S. to Discuss Aid with Members of Ford Administration

September 23, 1975
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Israel’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Haim Barlev, who is in the United States on a two-week visit to explore ways to stimulate more American investments in Israel and to promote Israeli exports to the U.S., told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he will discuss the proposed U.S. assistance to Israel with members of the Ford Administration in Washington this week. “The Americans know what we want. I hope they will meet our demands or at least come close to it.” Barlev said.

The Israeli minister, who arrived here last Wednesday, was guest of honor last Thursday night at the New York Hilton here. The reception was attended by American buyers, businessmen, and presidents of major department stores in the city. Barlev said that he will meet in Washington with Secretary of Treasury William Simon, Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz and Secretary of Commerce Rogers Morton. He also said that he will meet with his former teacher at Columbia University, Arthur Burns, who is now the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Yeheskel Kassif, the Israeli Trade Commissioner in the U.S.–who sponsored the reception for Barlev–said that the two-week-long Israeli fashion exhibition at the Hilton Hotel, which ended Friday, was “extremely successful,” It was attended by some 1800 American buyers and the sales were better this year than any previous years, Kassif said. He added that Israeli fashion products sales in the U.S. during the last year totalled $40 million.

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