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Jewish Agency. U.J.A. Oppose Further Separate Drives in U.S.

The Jewish Agency and the United Jewish Appeal are opposed to any more separate fund drives in the United States in behalf of Israel, including one by a group of American Orthodox rabbis, an Agency spokesman announced here. He added that the Agency is ready to discuss the question of assistance to Agudas Israel agricultural settlements for the coming year of Shemittah, during which the fields are permitted to lie fallow.

The government announced increases in the price of vegetables, sugar and other items today. The Ministry of Welfare also announced that it had distributed about 100,000 items of clothing to disaster victim in 56 Maabarot.