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Americans, Canadians Three Percent of Israel Immigrants in 1959

Israeli immigration from the United Stated and Canada amounted to three percent of the total immigration to this country in 1959, according to figures presented today it a special meeting between representative of the Association Americans and Canadians in Israel, and U.S.-Canadian delegates to the current meeting of the World Zionist Organization’s General Council Mrs. Rose Halprin, of New York, a member of the Jewish Agency executive, presided at the meeting.

A plea for erasing of Israel Treasury regulations which allegedly impose an unfavorable exchange rate on immigrants from the United States and Canada was voiced at the meeting by David Wahl, a representative of the association.