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Sharett Says Israel Needs Immigration As Urgent Defense Measure; Cites Arab Threats

“The fate of Israel hinges upon the fate of immigration,” Foreign Minister Sharett declared last night at a Mapai meeting in Ramat Gan, near here.

“We are compelled to saturate the country with people” in preparation for any emergency,” the Foreign Minister said. It is difficult to assess the repeated reports of a “second round” of warfare predicted by the Arabs,” he added, “but it is obvious that every minute is most precious to us. Our power and our nation must be increased.”