Jerusalem (Jul. 8)
Receipts by the Jewish National Fund from all parts of the world during the eight-month period from October, 1946, to May of this year, totalled $12,000,000, it was announced today by the organization. This represents an increase of 63 percent over the same period last year.
The largest contribution came from the United States where more than $9,500,000 was raised for the J.N.F. Palestine’s contribution was second. The share of all English-speaking countries amounted to 90.6 percent of the total.
During the same period, the J.N.F. announced, it took over ownership of an additional 29,000 dunams (7,125 acres) of land. Twenty-four new agricultural settlements were established in far-flung areas of the country in the eight months.