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“luigi Antonini Stadium” Dedicated in Haifa; U.S. Labor Leader Welcomed

October 5, 1956
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“Luigi Antonini Stadium” was dedicated here today by Haifa’s Mayor Abba Khushi at ceremonies attended by Mr. Antonini, vice-president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, and a delegation of Italian-American trade union leaders. The stadium, which will commemorate American labor’s aid to the State of Israel, can seat 20,000 persons.

Yesterday, when the delegation arrived, it was welcomed by leaders of the Histadrut, including Reuven Barkat and Isaac Hamlin, both American representatives of the Israel labor movement at one time. Also on hand to hail the Italian Americans were representatives of the American and Italian Embassies in Israel, Histadrut general secretary Pinchas Lavon and representatives of the Israeli Labor and Foreign Ministries. Mr. Antonini, visibly moved by the reception, pledged his union’s continued support of the State of Israel.

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