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American Jews Urged to Supply “financial Visas” to Israel-bound Immigrants

A call to American Jews to supply “financial visas” for Israel-bound Jewish immigrants from Europe’s DP camps was made here today by Dr. Israel Goldstein, co-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, who spoke on the Israeli radio.

Asserting that now that the Jewish state has been established, at least 10,000 to 20,000 immigrants can enter Israel each the month, Dr. Goldstein pledged that he will bring back “to my fellow Jews in America the mandate that lies on them –to provide financial visas for those immigrants receiving political visas from the Israeli Government.”

Mendel Fisher, executive director of the Jewish National Fund in the U.S., has just returned from a visit to the Negev settlements. Fisher, the first American to tour the Negev since the truce came into effect, told newsmen that the spirit of the Jewish soldiers under Egyptian fire was “marvellous.”

Dr. M.C. Weiler, member of the World CRT executive, today disclosed a plan for the transfer of some 34,000 students in 1,000 schools throughout Europe to Israel, together with machinery and training equipment valued at some $4,000,000. Since the war’s end, Dr. Weiler said, the ORT has been teaching 45 different trades to European Jews.

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