NEW YORK (Mar. 9)
Funds raised by American Jews have helped to make possible the creation of some 3,000 small businesses, grouped as shopping centers along American lines, for the rehabilitation and resettlement of invalid immigrants in Israel at a total cost of $5,000,000, Judge Morris Rothenberg, national chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, declared today in a report on development and integrational activities.
To facilitate the economic absorption of disabled newcomers all small enterprises, particularly stores, in the newly constructed immigrant quarters, are being reserved for the invalids. United Palestine Appeal agencies are providing up to $560 for the construction of the promises and granting loans up to $420 toward the initial operating capital for each immigrant, Judge Rothenberg stated.
Each invalid immigrant entering business is given thorough medical and psychological screening to determine his capabilities and capacities and is especially licensed to eliminate undue competition for the handicapped among the newcomers.