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Zionist Organization of America - October 13, 1997 - David Bar-Illan, Prof. Benzion Netanyahu, and U.S. Rep Saxton to Speak at ZOA Dinner

Zionist Organization of America - October 13, 1997 - David Bar-Illan, Prof. Benzion Netanyahu, and U.S. Rep Saxton to Speak at ZOA Dinner: "News Release
The Zionist Organization of America
Jacob & Libby Goodman ZOA House Phone: - 212-481-1500
4 East 34th St. New York, NY 10016 Fax: 212-481-1515
e-mail: email@zoa.org Web Site: www.zoa.org


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October 13, 1997 Contact: (212-481-1500)
ATTN: News Editor


Dalck Feith and Douglas Feith
Will Be the Guests of Honor

David Bar-Illan, Prof. Benzion Netanyahu, and U.S. Rep Saxton to Speak at ZOA Dinner

David Bar-Illan, senior spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Prof. Benzion Netanyahu, the distinguished Jewish history scholar and father of the prime minister, and U.S. Congressman Jim Saxton will be the featured speakers at this year's gala 100th anniversary dinner of the Zionist Organization of America, in New York City.
The ZOA dinner will be held at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central, in New York City on Sunday evening, November 2, 1997. Cocktails will be at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 212-481-1500.

Professor Netanyahu, a veteran Zionist leader and scholar of Jewish history, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Cornell University.

Also speaking at the ZOA dinner:


U.S. Congressman Jim Saxton, one of the strongest voices for Israel in the House of Representatives. Rep. Saxton is chair of the House Joint Economic Committee, and co-chair of the Peace Accord Monitoring Group, which monitors and challenges PLO violations of the Oslo accords. He authored the Saxton Amendment, to suspend U.S. aid to the PLO until the PLO stops violating the Oslo accords.

Morton A. Klein, the dynamic National President of the Zionist Organization of America.

Ed Ames, the internationally known actor and singer, originally of the Ames Brothers, will give a special performance at the ZOA dinner.
This year's honorees will be Dalck Feith and Douglas J. Feith, the noted Jewish philanthropists and pro-Israel activists.

Dalck Feith will receive the ZOA's special Centennial Award at the dinner, for his lifetime of service to Israel and the Jewish people. His son Douglas J. Feith, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, will receive the prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Award at the dinner.

Prominent Philadelphia community leaders Richard J. Fox (chairman of the board of Temple University and president of the National Jewish Coalition) and Albert J. Wood (president of the Middle East Forum) are the co-chairs of the dinner committee.

In Poland in the 1930s, Dalck Feith was active in Betar, the Zionist youth movement founded by Ze'ev Jabotinsky. He later joined the Zionist underground, fought in World War II with the U.S. Merchant Marine, and went on to become a distinguished business leader and philanthropist in Philadelphia.

He has served as General Chairman of the Federation Allied Jewish Appeal of Philadelphia, and was a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He has been honored for his good works by numerous prominent institutions and organizations, including Brandeis University, Hebrew University, and Israel Bonds.

He resides in Elkins Park, PA with his wife, Rose. They have three children and ten grandchildren.

Douglas J. Feith, a graduate of Harvard College and the Georgetown University Law Center, is a founding member of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Feith & Zell. He served as a Middle East specialist for the National Security Council in the Reagan Administration, and then served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Upon his departure from the Department of Defense, Mr. Feith received the Department's highest civilian award, the Distinguished Public Service Medal.

A prolific author, Mr. Feith's essays about Israel and other subjects have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Commentary and elsewhere.

A scholarly essay of his on Winston Churchill, Zionism, and Palestine (1904-1922) has just been published in the book Churchill as Peacemaker (James W. Muller, editor, Cambridge University Press / Woodrow Wilson Center Press).

Mr. Feith is a director of the Center for Security Policy. He serves as an officer of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, and a director of the Foundation for Jewish Studies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He resides in Bethesda with his wife, Yana, and their four children."

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