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Ben Gurion Urges New Immigrants to Leave Camps and Aid Country by Working on Land

Delegates attending the eighth convention of the Smallholders Settlements Association, which opened here last night, today heard Israel Premier David Ben Gurion declare that the fact that there are "100,000 inmates of reception camps currently eating the bread of charity while millions of good, fertile dunams of land remain uncultivated constitutes an unfavorable reflection on the Zionist movement and on the nation of Israel, as a whole."

The Premier continued: "The nation is now on the ascending path of a mountain and any halt would be equivalent to a step backward. Settlers in Israel must mobilize for the task of conveying to the newly-arriving immigrants the necessity for working on the land. The nation must eat its own bread and its own fruits from its own land and not rely on costly imports."