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volume 9
july 2006

The Peace Foundation

 





  Remembering the Voice of Peace (12)
by Hans Knot
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  By taking shares in the Peace Foundation, the public at large could partake financially in the Voice of Peace enterprise of Abie Nathan. Hans Knot here offers some basic information on this foundation.
 
1 Right: One of the ships drawings (click on the image for a larger view)

An official press report. Earlier on I mentioned the possibility for people to take shares in the Peace Foundation. In several Dutch newspapers small advertisements could be found in 1969 and 1970 to take part in the campaign from Abie Nathan to get Peace in the Middle East as well giving money for all kind of humanitarian needs. In Holland two men were very active in the Peace Foundation: Jaap Stengs, who went with the Peace Ship to New York in 1969 as the official captain and Professor Zeegers. It was early March 1976 that an official press report was published by the station, in which a lot of information about Abie Nathan himself, which partly can be found in the chapter "Who's Abie Nathan," as well as names and addresses of all people involved in the Peace Foundation World Wide were given.

  Here are those historical addresses which were once used for the good purpose:
2 "The revenue generated is being used by The Peace Ship Fund to finance clinics, food aid, donations to charities and a host of deserving causes in Israel, the Middle East and the World. With its professional broadcasters and management Abie Nathan has created a neutral voice on the regions airwaves, a voice of hope and sanity. With this huge audience, Abie is able to reach the people with his frequent broadcasts to the region from The Peace Ship.
  As of this date, March 30th 1976, The Peace Ship Fund operates in eight countries around the world with local offices in the following countries. Cyprus; Post Box 2374, Nicosia. Israel; Post Box 4399, Tel Aviv,
  Netherlands: Vredesschipfonds, Groot Haesebroekseweg 12, Wassenaar,
  Belgium: Shalom Peace Foundation, Kasteelstraat 148, 1820 Strombeek-Bever, France: Comite Français pour le Bateau de la Paix, Boite Postale 155, 13206 Marseille. Fondation pour la Paix Shalom, 17, rue de la Victoire, 75009 Paris.
  Canada: Peace Ship Fund, C/O The Canadian Council of Churches, 40 St Clair Ave E, Toronto 290, Ontario,
  USA Peace Ship Fund, Post Box 1111, F.D.R. Station, New York, N.Y. 10022.
  The Peace Ship Fund Board is located at 370 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1800, New York, N.Y. 10001, USA.
  President; Abie J. Nathan.
  Vice President; Prof. Laurence Birns, Prof. Seymour Melman.
  Secretary: Maxwell T. Cohen.
  Treasurer; Rabbi Stephen Schafer.
  Members of the Board:
  C. Danielsson, Art D'Lugoff, Eileen Egan, Rabbi M. Eisendrath, Ray Gould, Herbert Greenberg, Abie Kirschenbaum, Rev. Charles McTague, Joseph Michenfelder, Robert Miller, Rev. R.Neuhaus, Rabbi M.Robinson, Igal Rodenko, Robert Schwartz, Adrian Unger, John Volkmar, Prof. G. Zeegers.
  The Voice of Peace is A Project of the Shalom Peace Foundation, Inc."
   
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