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Israelis Retain Confidence in U.S. Goodwill, Mrs. Halprin Reports

January 31, 1955
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“Notwithstanding irritation, keen disappointment and strong concern over America’s arms policy, Israelis retain their confidence in America’s essential goodwill, and irritation does not eclipse or reduce their profound appreciation of America’s efforts, through Point Four and in other ways, to assist the development of the new state,” Mrs. Rose Halprin, acting chairman of the Jewish Agency executive here, declared today upon her return from the recent plenary session of the Agency in Jerusalem.

Mrs. Halprin reported that negotiations with the Zionist parties revealed that there is considerable unanimity on the major tasks confronting the movement, that partisan interests have been surrendered to the overriding need for increased effort in the educational and cultural fields and in attracting to Israel western manpower with its great variety of professional skills and technical know-how. There is agreement also on the need for increased collaboration with the non-Zionist segments who are already an important factor in the work for Israel, she concluded.

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