NEW YORK (Sep. 17)
Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, acting chairman of the Jewish Agency left for Israel yesterday after being summoned by members of the Israel Executive for discussions of the Agency’s next year’s budget. She stated before her departure that the discussions in Jerusalem will be “decisive for the work of the Jewish Agency.”
“Beset by difficulties arising from a complex international situation and the enmity of here Arab neighbors, Israel has, nonetheless, been absorbing new immigrants at a very steady pace,” she said. “The uncertain economic and political conditions in North Africa have imposed upon the people of Israel the additional burden of absorbing, at a possibly accelerated pace, new immigrants from North Africa among the most destitute sections of that population.” She stated that the Jewish Agency was working for the relaxation of immigration curbs in some areas of North Africa.