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U.J.A. Delegation in Israel Tours Negev Settlements, Army Posts; to Visit Jerusalem

The 34-member United Jewish Appeal delegation touring Israel studying the absorption of DP immigrants into the Jewish state’s economy this week-end returned from a visit to Jewish settlements and Israeli Army positions in the Negev. The delegation is scheduled to leave for Jerusalem tomorrow.

Max Ogust and Justice Benjamin Shalleck, co-chairmen of the group, and N. Gilmovsky, its secretary, declared that they understand and share Israel’s request to the world that it be allowed to continue the agricultural development of the Negev The land, which has lain idle for centuries, the U.J.A. leaders said, is not only a matter of life and death for Israel but is also a challenge to the conscience of the world.