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Training of American Jewish Students for Emigration to Israel Discussed at Parley

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The question Whether American Jewish students who specialize in certain professions should be required to undergo collective farm training in the United States prior to immigrating to Israel was a major subject of discussion at the first annual conference of Haoleh, pioneering and of the Inter-Collegiate Zionist Federation of America, which was held here during the week-end.

While the conference decided to accept the training procedure in principle for those members of Haoleh who will settle on the land in Israel, there was some doubt as to whether this type of preparation was useful for professionals who might live in cities. However, the conference agreed that the non-agricultural immigrant must acquire a so-called “pioneer attitude” if he wants to adjust successfully to life in Israel. The conference also adopted a constitution for the organization.

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