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U.S. Grants Israel Special Funds for Social Welfare Research Projects

Special welfare research projects in Israel have received United States Government grants totaling 2,000,000 Israeli pounds ($666,000) in recent years, Dr. M. Kurz, director-general of the Israel Social Welfare Ministry told a press conference here today.

Dr. Joseph Burg, the Social Welfare Minister, told the conference that research has become an important corollary of social welfare work in Israel, The Rehabilitation Administration of the U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare has agreed to continue participation in various welfare projects in Israel, particularly those concerning the blind and heart patients, Dr. Kurz said.