Israel Cabinet Approves Proposal on Accepting Technical Aid from U.S. Government

A proposal to accept technical aid from the United States was presented to a meeting of the Israel Cabinet here today by Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett and was approved by the Cabinet.

A government spokesman explained that the proposal deals with technicians, agricultural experts, and “know-how men,” whose salaries will be paid by the United States Government while their maintenance in Israel will be paid by the Jewish state.

The Jewish Agency executive last night discussed the problem of the transfer of some 90,000 Iraqi Jews from that Arab country to Israel at an urgent meeting here. The meeting had before it copies of a resolution adopted in Tel Aviv by Jews who came from Iraq protesting the recent bombing of a Baghdad synagogue used for registering prospective emigrants.

A total of 169,331 immigrants entered Israel during 1950, it was officially announced here today. The figures for December were 12,261. Meanwhile, 1,432 Jews arrived at Haifa from Rumania aboard the Transylvania, while 783 came from Poland on the Galilah today.

The Ministry of agriculture today granted loans aggregating 100,000 pounds ($280,000) for seed purchases by farmers whose crops were destroyed in the unprecedented drought which hit most of the country. Hardest hit were the Lower Galilee region and the Beisan Valley of Eastern Israel.

The settlements of Ginossar and Mahanayim, both in Upper Galilee, have received loans of $28,000 each from the Palestine Colonization Association for the extension of their irrigation systems. At Ginossar the new project will water an additional 2,000 dunams of land, while Mahanayim will be connected with the Malha spring water system of Upper Galilee.

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