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Israel Offers Asylum to All Jewish Children from Hungary

Israel will accept and care for as many Hungarian Jewish refugee children as wish to come to the Jewish State, Moshe Kol, director of Youth Aliyah, today informed the International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. Mr. Kol’s cable came in reply to an appeal of the Union to its 40 member sates to help child refugees from Hungary.

Speaking to a press conference, Mr. Kol revealed that the Israel youth movement has received 5,000 children in the past year, as against some 4,000 the year before. The reception of children was not halted for even a single day Mr. Kol stressed, adding that there are now some 13,000 children sheltered in various Youth Alivah institutions.