NEW YORK (Sep. 4)
Thirteen families from points in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Canada have signed up as initial settlers in a new all-American cooperative agricultural village now being built in Israel on the flat, fertile coastal plain near Tel Aviv.
The new settlement, unique in that it is designed especially for middle-class American families, will eventually accommodate 60 farm families from the United States and Canada. It is sponsored by the Jewish Agency, Israel Government and Histadrut through an organization known as Haikar Haoved.
Each settler will get a three-room home and a seven and a half acre farm equipped with livestock and tools for $5,000 cash and a $5,000 mortgage granted on favorable terms by the Jewish Agency. The homes will be built upon order when the initial payment is made and families are expected to wait a minimum of four months before they can move in.