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J.D.C. Converts Settlement in Israel into Village for Aged

Malben, the Joint Distribution Committee’s welfare program in Israel, has purchased the entire settlement of Kibbutz Hashlisha including buildings and grounds for conversion into a village for some 700 aged and ill immigrants to Israel.

The residents of the Malben village will live in 45 buildings which were left by the former owners, who have set up another kibbutz elsewhere. The future inhabitants of the village are currently in an immigrant village at Pardess Hanna where they are also under Malben’s care.