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New Custom Regulations in Israel Aim to Attract Western Immigration

New regulations announced today will liberalize rules for immigrants seeking to bring personal effects into Israel as part of a current campaign to encourage immigration from western countries.

New comers will henceforth have a month instead of the previous two weeks to make customs declarations on effects they want to import. They also will have 18 months instead of a year to actually import these possessions. Encouragement of immigrants from the west has become one of the main goals of the Government and the Jewish Agency.