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American Building Experts Leave for Israel to Study Housing Needs of Jewish State

Seven members of a housing survey committee comprised of leading American builders, architects and realtors recently formed at the suggestion of the Israeli Government–left for Israel during the week-end for a four-week study tour of the housing problem in the Jewish state, it was announced here by Philip M. KLutznick, former Federal Public Housing Authority commissioner, who is chairman of the committee.

Participating in the committee’s work is the Palestine Economic Corporation, American development company operating in Israel, which has constructed many residential buildings since its establishment In 1926 and is now planning to undertake a new program to help relieve the critical shortage in Israel. The housing mission will confer with Israeli officials and on its return will write a report including construction and financing recommendations for consideration by both the government and private builders.