NEW YORK (Sep. 28)
A report on the situation in Israel stressing that unless American Jews provide an emergency cash fund of $27,000,000 during the next 90 days, the rainy winter season in Israel will present “a dangerous threat to the health and welfare of more than 240,000 immigrants” will be one of the major subjects of discussion at the National Conference for Israel to be held in New York Nov. 9 by the United Israel Appeal.
The warning is contained in the quarterly report made by Rudolf G. Sonneborn, U.I.A. chairman, to its executive committee. The report warned of the danger of disease and acute suffering in the immigrant work camps unless proper action can be taken.
In addition to the $27,000,000 emergency needs, Mr. Sonneborn declared, the general upbuilding program of the UIA agencies calls for additional expenditures during the remainder of the year of $24,500,000. Of this amount, $12,500,000 is allocated for settlements and agricultural development and $8,200,000 for the initial absorption cost of newcomers.
In the first nine months of the year, Mr. Sonneborn reported, UIA agencies have spent $69,640,000, of which $37,000,000 went to agricultural development and $22,960,000 for care of immigrants. The UIA agencies receive most of their funds through the United Jewish Appeal.