JERUSALEM (Jan. 15)
A number of special emissaries, including several retired high army officers, will soon leave Israel on a two-year mission to the United States on invitation of the Jewish National Fund, it was announced here today.
They will have special assignments in a new JNF Foundation created to develop a pool of funds through insurance bequests for JNF projects in Israel. The arrangements for the mission were concluded by Mendel Fisher, JNF consultant, who discussed the idea with Yaacov Tzur, chairman of the JNF board here and with high officials of the Jewish Agency and the Government.
Mr. Fisher also announced that a JNF convocation would be held in New York City next October, which will be attended by Mr. Tzur and top government and Jewish Agency leaders. During his visit, Mr. Fisher also made final arrangements for the building of the Bnai Zion Student House at the Ein Hod Artists colony. The student house, which will cost $50, 000, will provide accommodations for needy art students in Israel.