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Israel President, in Rosh Hashana Message, Urges to Accept Austerity

September 16, 1966
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President Zalman Shazar called upon Israel today, in a New Year’s message, to accept current difficulties with “maturity worthy of a people that has experienced many difficulties.”

He urged Israel’s people to “gird” themselves “for intensified initiative and productivity and, at the same time, to examine our way of living to curtail extravagances and share the burdens of the time so that our brothers may live with us.”

He recalled that “once again great communities of our scattered people face bitter trial and for them a ray of light emanates from the State of Israel.” He reminded the nation that throughout the past Jewish year, Israel had been a target for threats and even “bloody attack” from its neighbors but he concluded with a wish for peace on earth for Israel and all men.

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