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Israel Minister Impressed with Interest of American Jews Towards the Jewish State

The belief that the Religious Bloc in Israel will be fully revived during the forthcoming parliamentary elections there and that the dissident Lamifneh group will rejoin the ranks of the Mizrachi laborite Party was expressed here today by Moshe Shapiro, member of the Israel Cabinet and leader of the Mizrachi laborites in the Jewish state.

Mr. Shapiro, who is returning to Israel on May 14, said that he was greatly is pressed with the interest which American Jews are displaying towards the Jewish state “I was especially impressed with the serious attitude of American Jewry towards the economic problems in Israel. I hope that the Israeli Bond Drive will succeed in this country and that the United Jewish Appeal will raise more funds this year than in 1950,” Minister Shapiro said.