JERUSALEM (May. 22)
The Jewish Agency completed work today on the distribution of portfolios on the Agency executive in Jerusalem. At the same time, the executive named a four-member directorate for the Keren Hayesod, fund-raising arm of the Zionist movement, and divided the entire executive into two committees to streamline its work–a committee in charge of work in Israel and one on work abroad.
Levi Eshkol was named head of the colonization department; David Betarieh will head the departments of religious education abroad and administration; Yehuda Braginsky will be in charge of absorption work; Meir Grossman will head the foreign relations department; Eliahu Dobkin is chairman of the youth and pioneering department; Leib Doltzin is head of the economic department; Avraham Harman will head the information section; Dr. Giora Josephthal is the treasurer; Zalman Shazar is chairman of the department of education and culture in the Diaspora; Moshe Kol, head of Youth Aliyah and co-treasurer, and S.Z. Shragai will head the immigration department.
After the executive meeting concluded, Dr. Goldmann, as president of the World Zionist Organization, toured various settlements in the Jerusalem Corridor. He was hailed everywhere and was given requests for priority in equipment allocations. He promised to consider all requests.