Redistribution of Israel Immigrant Population Aided by U.S. Jews
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Redistribution of Israel Immigrant Population Aided by U.S. Jews

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A mass redistribution of Israel’s immigrant population carried out with the financial aid of American Jews is currently under way to relocate immigrants in agricultural areas for the purpose of increasing food production and reaching self-sufficiency in the major staples, according to a study prepared by the United Israel Appeal and made public by Rudolf G. Sonneborn, national chairman.

Mr. Sonneborn disclosed that one of the new techniques utilized for this purpose is the U.I.A. agencies’ new housing policy in which recent immigrants under 35 years of age will be provided with permanent housing only if they settle in farming areas of under-developed regions of the country. Accommodations in or around urban centers will be allocated only to those families whose wage earners are over 35 years of age or unfit for heavy physical labor.

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