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Israel Cabine, Jewish Agency Hold Two-day Meeting on Increase of Funds from U.S. Jewry

Plans to increase the mobilization of funds in the United States for activities in Israel were discussed here at a joint meeting of the Israel Cabinet and the Jewish Agency executive which lasted two days, it was announced today. The meeting concluded last night.

No decision was made public, but a brief official communique was issued today by the government reading: “A joint meeting of the Cabinet and several members of the Jewish Agency executive–with the participation of a delegation from the United States and the management of the United Jewish Appeal–discussed ways and means to increase the mobilization of funds in the United States for immigration, colonization and development of Israel. Aubrey Eban, Israel Ambassador to Washington, and Meyer Weisgal of New York, participated in the meeting.”

The American participants in the two-day deliberations included Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the American section of the Jewish Agency; Baruch Zuckerman and Mrs. Rose Halprin, in their capacity as members of the American section of the Agency executive; Henry Montor, director of the United Jewish Appeal, and Dr. Joseph Schwartz, European director of the Joint Distribution Committee.

It is understood that the discussions centered around the urgent need to keep the doors of Israel open for new immigrants and the problem of their absorption. About 90,000 immigrants are expected to arrive here before the end of the year. The meeting has apparently not reached any conclusive decisions since certain plans which were presented at the parley require separate discussion by the Israel Cabinet and by the Jewish Agency before their final adoption.