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Weizmann, Ben Gurion Forecast Great Economic. Settlemeet Projects to Upbuild Israel

"Every trench in the Negev will be converted into a settlement," Premier David Ben Gurion declared today addressing the first annual conference of the Pioneer Youth Organization which is being held "somewhere in Israel."

He stated that hundreds of settlements will spring up in Galilee, along the coast and in the border regions after the final peace which, he said, will only come when the invaders are "thrown out" of the country. The Premier called on the Pioneer Youth to serve as the nucleus for the settlement movement of the future.

President Weizmann, visiting Naharia, in northern Palestine, today promised the residents of the town that it will not be detached from Israel. At Nahalal, a colony midway between Tel Aviv and Haifa, Dr. Weizmann declared that "intrigues in the United Nations against our young state will not succeed. I hope the final results will be favorable for us.

"Travelling across the country, I feel and see Israel’s creative strength. We hope in a year or two to launch great economic projects which will increase greatly the absorptive of our state–a state which will be based on work, love and morality," the President declared.

The Jewish Agency announced today that it has decided to allocate $4,000,000 for the erection of thousands of barracks for new immigrants who have already arrived in Israel. The barracks will be located chiefly in settlements. It was also revealed that 100 new Israeli settlements will be established during the Jewish year $709. An initial appropriation of $8,000,000 has been set aside for this purpose by the Agency.

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