Israeli Army Starts Special Publication for Volunteers from English-speaking Lands
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Israeli Army Starts Special Publication for Volunteers from English-speaking Lands

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The Israeli Army has begun publication of a special English-language organ for immigrants from English-speaking countries who are fighting in the Israeli forces.

The first issue of the fortnightly magazine, “Frontline,” contains reports of army affairs and an analysis of the military situation in Palestine. Among the contributions from the immigrants are descriptions of their war experiences and the manner in which they meet the various problems that confront a newcomer in this country.

Another project for immigrants is the publication of a specialized Hebrew newspaper under the joint auspices of the Zionist executive, the Israeli Government and the Histadrut. The government-controlled “Voice of Israel” radio broadcasts special programs for the new arrivals.

In addition, the government has allocated $20,000 for the teaching of Hebrew and other subjects to immigrants in camps and housing projects. Libraries are being established in all immigrant quarters, and the study of Hebrew is compulsory in immigrant camps. In districts in which substantial numbers of newcomers are settled central schools will be opened for immigrant children up to the age of 14.

A Hebrew book exhibition portraying the progress of Hebrew printing during the ages is being prepared by representatives of several public and governmental bodies. It will be opened to the public by Premier David Ben Gurion on January 15, for a period of three weeks. Afterwards, it will be sent throughout the world under the auspices of the World Hebrew League. More than 30 public agencies and private publishing houses will offer exhibits.

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