NEW YORK (Jul. 10)
One hundred and thirty-four Americans and Canadians were on the high seas today enroute to Israel where they plan to settle. The group, sponsored by the Israel Aliyah Center, Inc., sailed from New York Monday aboard the Greek liner, Queen Anna Maria. According to the Aliyah Center, it was one of the largest sailings of American settlers to Israel in recent years.
They are a vanguard of more than 1,000 Americans and Canadians who were expected to settle in Israel this summer. Abraham Frank, director of the Aliyah Center, said that 344 persons departed for Israel during June and more than 800 were scheduled to settle there during July and August. The 134 range in age from a 10-month-old infant to a 76-year-old woman. Most are professionals or skilled workers.