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Keren Hayesod in France Raises 3,500,000 Francs, Tops 1965 by 15%

The French section of Keren Hayesod, fund-raising arm of the World Zionist Organization, raised last year a total of 3,500,000 francs — the equivalent of $750,000 — it was reported here last night at the organization’s annual, national conference. The total achieved in 1965 was 3,000,000 francs — showing a 15 percent increase for 1966.

Although no comprehensive estimate of anticipated income and expenditures for 1967 was presented the fund directors predicted they would spend less this year than last for local work and organizational expenses. The latter accounted for 25 percent of last year’s expenditures. Participants in the two-day conference included Israel’s Ambassador to France, Walter Eytan, and Chief Rabbi Jacob Kaplan.

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