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World Jewish Congress Appeals for Increased Immigration into Israel

The governing council of the World Jewish Congress concluded its sessions here today with a call on Jewish communities throughout the free world to step up immigration to Israel.

Citing the unprecedented response by world Jewry to the challenge of “Israel’s historic victory” in last month’s Arab-Israel war, the WJC body declared in a statement: “We call upon all Jewish communities to give substance and significance to their response through aliyah (immigration), intensification of economic cooperation in the upbuilding of Israel and the development of its institutions and to strengthen the spiritual and cultural resources of Jewish tradition by education of children and adults alike.”