LONDON (Jul. 9)
A total of 1, 700 young people from 13 countries are taking part this year in the summer-in-Israel youth programs organized by the Jewish Agency.
The figure was given by Dr. S. Levenberg at a farewell reception for the British contingent of 350 youths. These included 66 young people going to Israel to attend a Jamboree sponsored by the Maccabi association in connection with the Maccabiah games to be held in Israel this year.
About 30 British graduate students are going in a special group tour to work and to study possibilities of settling in Israel. Other countries from which young people are going to Israel in the program are Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Holland, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries.
All participants in the youth program will remain in Israel four to eight weeks, attending seminars, visiting development areas and educational and cultural institutions. They will also spend work periods in agricultural settlements. Since the establishment of Israel, 10,000 young people and students from all parts of the world have participated in the Jewish Agency summer programs.