NEW YORK (Aug. 22)
A National Planning Commission consisting of outstanding representatives of American and Canadian Jewish communities, and headed by top officials of the Israel Bond Organization, left today for a two-week study of economic developments in Israel. Chairman of the Commission is Philip Zinman, bond chairman for New Jersey.
The members of the Commission will meet in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Moshe Sharett, Finance Minister Levi Eshkol, and other key cabinet ministers as a basis for formulating plans for the most effective assistance to Israel’s economic development. The group will also inspect the country’s major industrial plants, agricultural settlements and other projects in order to gauge the rate of expansion and construction in these fields as a result of the infusion of Israel Bond capital.