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Dubinsky Expresses Enthusiasm About Israel Upon Return to U.S.

June 29, 1955
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Expressing himself as “enthusiastic” over achievements in Israel, David Dubinsky, president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, today declared that the Jewish State deserves the help not only of Jews but of “all Americans who understand the meaning of freedom and liberty” He returned from an overseas trip during which he had spent nine days touring Israel, eager to see that country for the first time.

“I left Israel,” he declared, “inspired by everything I saw there. A small land with great problems, Israel has recorded tremendous achievements in the short period of its existence. There simply aren’t enough words to express the enthusiasm with which one is infused upon seeing that brave little land for the first time.

“In my nine days there, I toured virtually the entire country. I saw the Socialist kibbutzim, the factories, the housing developments under construction, the great industrial developments built by the workers of Israel. Much of it was like a dream–but it was not a dream, it was something I saw and entirely real.

“Israel is a country that deserves everyone’s help. With our help, they will reach even greater heights of achievement. Not only Jews, but all Americans, the entire American people which, like the Israeli people, fought for freedom and liberty–which, like the Israelis, built a free democratic republic–must help this little nation which is a bulwark of freedom, a democratic stronghold in the Middle East.”

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