JERUSALEM (Sep. 10)
The need for increased Jewish immigration to Israel, and the Israeli people’s concern with absorption of those newcomers, were highlighted in the annual New Year message to the Jewish communities overseas issued here today by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.
The Jewish people throughout the world, Mr. Ben-Gurion stated, face, in 5722, “sericus and responsible tasks, particularly of the need to bring more of our brothers from many countries to Israel.”
“For us in Israel, ” he declared, “this will be a year of increased immigration, of continued welding together of the different communities, of strengthening our economy and developing the South and the Negev through the settlement of the B’sor and Arad regions. ” Mr. Ben-Gurion also appealed to Jews living outside Israel to “build close personal ties” with this country through visits, studies and investments in Israel.