LIMA (Jun. 19)
An appeal to Jews on the South American continent to send “young and healthy pioneers” to Israel was voiced by Dr. Abraham Drapkin, head of the Latin-American Department of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who arrived here to address a number of public meetings. This is the first time that an official of the Israel Government has visited Peru.
Dr. Drapkin was received by the Peruvian Foreign Minister, Contra-Almirante Ernesto Rodrigues. Addressing a meeting of the Jewish community here, the Israel official described the economic difficulties which the Jewish state is undergoing due to the enormous disparity between its imports and exports. The situation, he said, can be partly remedied by increasing national production in agriculture as well as in industry.