An impressive total of more than $2,3 million in Israel Bonds was realized here last week as a result of a highly successful labor-management tribute to Jacki Presser, vice-president of Teamsters Joint Council #41. The dinner event was attended by more than 1500 prominent representatives of labor and business from Cleveland and other parts of the country, as well as by Congressional and civic personalities.
Israel’s Ambassador Simcha Dinitz and Frank E. Fitzsimmons, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, were the principal speakers at the dinner which was held at the Sheraton Cleveland Hotel and which set a record as the largest event of its kind in the city’s history. Dinitz, who discussed the current situation in Israel and the Middle East, conveyed the appreciation of his people for the understanding and support on the part of American labor and management as demonstrated by the tribute to Presser.
Referring to Israel as “a bastion of freedom in a part of the world where individual rights are too often in precarious balance,” Fitzsimmons, who visited Israel recently, declared; “We recognize the common bonds that we in the Teamsters Union have with the labor movement in Israel.”
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