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Council of Organizations of New York U.J.A. Acts to Speed Up Israel Housing Program

Action to speed up a campaign by New York Jewry to provide 50,000 homes for immigrant families in Israel was undertaken by 1,500 representatives of 7,500 Jewish groups, at a luncheon meeting today of the Council of Organizations of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York.

Dr. Israel Goldstein, treasurer of the Jewish Agency for Palestine warred the delegates that the number of newcomers to Israel now living in temporary reception centers would increase to 120,000 by October unless the U.J.A. helps provide permanent homes for the immigrants. Dr. Goldstein declared that the “DP’s who have come to Israel and found only another variety of DP camps waiting for them are in as much danger to their physical and mental well-being as front-line soldiers.”