72 American Jews Leaving for Permanent Settlement in Israel

A total of 72 Americans, including middle-class businessmen, professionals, students, teachers, retired couples and members of Zionist youth movements, will have left between June 1st and the end of July to settle in Israel, it was reported here today by the aliyah department of the Jewish Agency. Thirty American settlers sailed today aboard the S.S. Jerusalem and the number of departures by the end of June will be 55.

A reception held for a group of the settlers at the Jewish Agency office was addressed by Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, acting chairman of the Jewish Agency, who declared that American settlers, though relatively few in numbers, enrich Israel with their know-how, culture and spirit of devotion. Other speakers were Zvi Lurie, member of the Jewish Agency executive in charge of the aliyah department, and David Beit Arieh, executive member in charge of the youth and chalutziut department.

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