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Hias Offers Aid to Israeli Authorities; Delegation Presents Plans to Help Immigration

David Remez, Minister of Communications, today accepted an offer by a HIAS delegation now in this country under which the Israeli Government will receive two planes for transporting aged and sick Jewish immigrants to Israel. The delegation consists of Isaac Asofsky, Solomon Dingol and Samuel Goldstein, all of the United States.

The delegates also proposed a plan whereby HIAS will assume financial responsibility for 1,000 or more immigrants now living in Jewish Agency reception centers in Israel, thereby releasing at least $1,000,000 of the Agency’s funds for the construction of housing for new arrivals. The Agency is expected to announce its reaction to this proposal in the near future.

The HIAS delegation also outlined a plan under which American Jews would be able, through the HIAS bank in the United States, to make regular remittances to their relatives in Israel. The delegation revealed that an agreement to this effect had already been reached with the Anglo-Palestine Bank.