JERUSALEM (Feb. 4)
A world-wide campaign to finance the absorption of mass immigration of Jews from Rumania and other Eastern European countries was discussed here today at a meeting between Premier David Ben Gurion and World Zionist Organization president Dr. Nabum Goldmann.
Earlier, at a plenary meeting of the Jewish Agency executive, Dr. Goldmann reported on the progress of United Jewish Appeal campaigns across the world and spoke of plans for an emergency meeting of Jewish organizations which will be held in New York February 15. He spoke, too, of plans for the establishment of an advisory council to the Jewish Agency, a body on which non-Zionists and Zionists would be represented.
In another development aimed at providing for the flood of immigrants, Finance Minister Levi Eshkol and Agency settlement chief Dr. Dov Josephthal announced a plan to settle 8,000 families in mountain areas. Most of the families will live in existing kibbutzim and villages and will be employed in hillside farming, afforestation and forestry maintenance.