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Fifty Americans Leave for Israel; Some to Settle, Others to Work

The stream of American Jews to Israel, to settle permanently, to supply American “know-how” and to be of personal service in the agricultural colonies is continuing at a steady pace, the Jewish Agency reported today. Fifty American Jews, halutzim, professionals, middle class settlers sailed on the S. S. Zion this week.

One group of volunteers, under the auspices of the Agricultural Work-Study Project in Israel, will spend a minimum of one year working in Israel’s agricultural settlements. Their purpose is to contribute to the welfare of the State by helping to raise the essential foods which the growth of the population requires. About 80 per cent of these volunteers remain in the country. Another group consists of pioneers who intend to become members of cooperative settlements in the Negev.