JERUSALEM (Jul. 25)
The danger for Jews in certain countries is real and imminent, and their rescue cannot be postponed, despite the fact that there are still 20,000 Jewish immigrants in the transition camps in Israel, and notwithstanding the fact that Israel has now about 20,000 unemployed.
This was part of a report delivered today at the World Zionist Actions Committee, now in session here, by Dr. G. Josephtal, treasurer of the Jewish Agency. He said that the Agency is resolved not to bring the new immigrants to camps but to settle them directly on land. The minimum cost of settlement of each family would be about 10,000 Israeli pounds, he estimated.
S. Z. Sharagai, head of the Jewish Agency’s immigration department, reported that 50, 000 Jews will seek entrance to Israel during the coming year, “For 25,000 of them, immigration to Israel is a matter of life or death,” be declared, emphasizing that he came to this conclusion following his recent visit to a number of countries.
“Some Jewish communities, ” he reported “are living like on isolated islands, surrounded by a hostile, sometimes bloodthirsty population. “These communities, he said, appealed to him during his visit to bring them immediately to Israel.