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Pincus States Aims of Some Grants; U.S. Jewish Funds Not Involved

Aryeh L. Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today: Contrary to recent reports, the Jewish Agency never paid subsidies to Israel political parties for political aims. The grants of $3,000,000 per year were given to parties for furthering such construction aims as aliyah (immigration) and absorption. These monies were, like all other agency funds, checked by the Agency comptroller.”

(Concurrent with an announcement by the chairman of the Jewish Agency, Jerusalem, regarding allocations to the constructive enterprises funds sponsored by political parties in Israel, the United Jewish Appeal and the United Israel Appeal, Inc., in New York, issued the following statement: “In the light of a JTA dispatch of August 28, concerning allocations made by the Jewish Agency, Jerusalem, to philanthropic programs of constructive projects sponsored by political parties in Israel, we wish to reiterate firmly that, since 1961, no American Jewish philanthropic funds have been allocated to these projects in any form or fashion.”)

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