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Jewish Agency Plan Suggests Coordination in Absorption of Immigrants

A proposal for the establishment in Israel of a Central Absorption Authority to coordinate all activities in the country concerning the absorption of immigrants, was made here today by two members of the Jewish Agency executive.

The plan was drafted by Leon Dultzin, head of the Agency’s economic department; and Moshe Kol, who heads a special department for youth immigration. The proposal will be laid before the joint Government-Jewish Agency Coordinating Board, which is scheduled to meet here next week.

Meanwhile, the Histadrut, Israel’s labor federation, today decided to set up a special committee to develop a plan for the absorption of immigrants into the life and economy of the country. The formation of such a committee, to be composed of seven members of the Histadrut executive, was proposed by Pinhas Lavon, Secretary General of Mapai and a member of the executive, after day-long deliberations in which Cabinet Ministers reported on the absorption situation.