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Korean War May Spread to Middle East if Not Localized, Jewish Agency Official Says

The prediction that if the Korean war is not localized the Middle East may also become an are of conflict was made today by S. Leven?org, speaking on behalf of the Jewish Agency at an annual conference of Bachad, an organization of religious chalitzim.

“If war should ever come to the Middle East,” the Jewish Agency representative said, “food will become one of the major problems. Israel must become self-sufficient and must not rely on imports. It is therefore essential that immigration to Israel should be speeded up,” he declared.

The conference adopted resolutions pledging to send manpower to Israel and calling for the strengthening of the World Zionist Organization. It reiterated its demand that a world conference of roligious Zionist laborites should be convoked to consider major issues affecting the interests of religious laborites in Israel.