Israel Emergency Fund of UJA to Continue Through 1968, Max Fisher Pledges

The United Jewish Appeal will continue in 1968 its Israel Emergency campaign in addition to its regular drive, UJA general chairman Max Fisher announced here this weekend at a dinner given in honor of Premier Levi Eshkol by the current UJA study mission.

Mr. Eshkol told the almost 600 UJA leaders that “the emergency is still with us.” adding that, while the Six-Day June War “saved Israel from extinction, it had not solved Israel’s problems of the future.” He also said that Israel must still spend “hundreds of millions of dollars every year on security, leaving other fields of development without funds.” He then asked the UJA leaders to extend the Israel Emergency Fund into 1968.

He said the emergency funds would be needed for the absorption, welfare aid and other humanitarian tasks for Israel’s newcomers which Israel’s people could not provide. In response, Mr. Fisher said “you said the emergency continues. Our answer is that the Emergency Fund also continues.”

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