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Plans for Ben-gurion’s Visit to U.S. Announced by United Jewish Appeal

January 26, 1967
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David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, whose 80th birthday is being celebrated by Jewish communities throughout the world, has accepted the invitation of the leadership of the American Jewish community to come to the United States and participate in various meetings of the United Jewish Appeal during the month of March, it was announced today by Max M. Fisher, general chairman of the UJA.

The announcement was made on behalf of the “Public Committee for the Celebration of the 80th Birthday of David Ben-Gurion,” of which Mr. Fisher is chairman, and which extended the invitation to Mr. Ben-Gurion. The Committee is composed of 47 national Jewish organizations, representing every shade of opinion in the Jewish community. Mr. Ben-Gurion will arrive at the Kennedy Airport on March 1.

In addition to the UJA meetings, he will address the Annual National Conference of the Israel Bond Organization at Miami Beach, confer with the leaders of other major Jewish organizations and meet with student-faculty groups of leading colleges and universities, Jewish and non-Jewish.

Mr. Ben-Gurion will visit five major cities on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal’s 1967 nationwide campaign. They are Philadelphia, on March 6; Los Angeles, March 8; Chicago, March 11; New York, March 16; and Boston, March 19. In each of these cities, Mr. Ben-Gurion will also meet with Jewish leaders on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal’s Israel Education Fund which is conducting a capital fund program to build and equip schools, libraries and youth centers in Israel.

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