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Jewish Colonization Association to Spend $2,800,000 on Work in Israel

Sir Henry Davigdor Goldsmid, president of the Jewish Colonization Association, returned today from Israel to report on the agreement he signed on behalf of the JCA with the Jewish Agency for a program of consolidating underdeveloped farm settlements set up by the Jewish Agency.

The program, which will be started next month, will cover some 25 agricultural settlements and will affect about 1,500 farming families, The cost to the JCA is expected to be about $2,800,000, Sir Henry reported. He also disclosed that Eliahu Elath, former Israel ambassador to Britain, was elected a member of the Administrative Council of the JCA at a meeting of the Council in Paris last week.