BUENOS AIRES (Dec. 15)
A group of Argentine businessmen will fly this month to Israel to study the possibilities of private investment there, it was revealed here today by Eliahu Dobkin, head of the immigration department of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, just prior to his leaving for Uruguay and Brazil after a ten day stay in this country.
Dobkin expressed satisfaction with the result of the 1948 United Jewish Campaign in Argentina although he said that 48 percent of the Jews here did not contribute to the Campaign. He stressed the need for securing their participation and urged that the United Jewish Campaign double its goal for the coming year. His suggestion was accepted by leaders of the Campaign.
During his stay here, Dobkin arranged for 20 Jewish youth to proceed soon to Israel on a year’s scholarship. They will return later to Argentina as cultural instructors. He expressed the hope that the number of Hachshara centers in Argentina, preparing youth for immigration to Israel, will be doubled.