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Jewish Agency to Bring 100,000 Immigrants to Israel in 1957

The Jewish Agency has once again revised its immigration estimates for 1957 upward and now plans on transporting and absorbing 100,000 refugees this year, Avraham Harman, member of the Agency executive, disclosed here.

He warned that unless economic contributions from abroad are increased, economic conditions in Israel would worsen under the impact of the new wave of immigration which this month will hit the 8,000 mark. He pointed out that even the emergency campaigns launched by the United Jewish Appeal in the United States and in Europe. South America and South Africa cannot fully cope with the problem.

The entire membership of the Jewish Agency executive will be convened at a meeting here March 3, the executive decided today. Dr. Dov Joseph was formally installed as treasurer of the Agency, succeeding Peretz Naphtali, who retired.