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Council of Organizations Parley Votes to Give Priority to U.j. A.

A resolution expressing determination to give to priority to the United Jewish Appeal was adopted here today at the 21st annual conference of the Council of Organizations of the UJA which was addressed by U. S. Senator Wayne Morse and Dr. Dov Joseph, treasurer of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem. The 3, 000 delegates attending the parley and representing a million Jews in New York pledged to urge their organizations to raise at least double last year’s totals to the UJA campaign.

Senator Morse told the conference that “economic assistance given to Israel should be looked upon as assistance which strengthens the cause of freedom in Israel. ” Dr. Joseph spoke of the “significant economic progress” of Israel and pointed out that “this progress, which is so essential to Israel’s economic and political survival, was made possible only because we have concentrated on maximum investment in productive enterprise.

“We have not yet reached the point where we can afford to invest an adequate share of the profit of our industries or of the proceeds of international loans in such projects as immigrant housing, immigrant youth services or rehabilitation which, though productive in the long run, cannot pay cash dividends in the near future. For these non-interest bearing investments in human lives, we must still turn to you, our friends, whose generosity has been a most concrete and heartening evidence of your concern for those who must be helped before they can help themselves. “

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