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13 Organizations Authorized to Raise Funds in U.S. for Israel

The Jewish Agency’s Committee on Control and Authorization of Campaigns today published a list of 13 organizations which have been authorized to conduct campaigns in this country for the benefit of Israel.

The Committee, headed by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency, was established three years ago at the request of the Israel Government and has been instrumental in assuring the priority of the United Jewish Appeal as the major source of philanthropic funds for Israel’s immigration, absorption and colonization programs.

Nothing that the Committee seeks to avoid duplications of efforts and conflicts in fund-raising, a Jewish Agency spokesman explained that authorizations granted were based on the complete financial data and analysis of their work in Israel which each organization submitted to the Committee on Control and Authorization of Campaigns. He stressed the fact that all the organizations whose applications were approved have agreed to conduct their campaigns so as to assure priority to the United Jewish Appeal. Authorization of a campaign, he added, does not imply endorsement by the Jewish Agency.

Following are the organizations which received authorizations for 1952; American Committee for the Weizmann Institue of Science; American Friends of the Hebrew University; American Fund for Israel Institutions; American Red Mogen Dovid for Israel, (membership campaign only); American Technion Society; Federated Council of Israel Institutions; Hadassah; Jewish National Fund (traditional collections only); Material for Israel, Inc. (materials only); Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America; National Committee for Labor Israel (Histadruth Campaign); Pioneer Women, the Women’s Labor Zionist Organization of America; Women’s League for Israel, (New York area.)

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