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UJA Young Leadership Mission Told How Funds Are Used to Assist Israelis

A United Jewish Appeal young leadership mission visiting Israel was told today that UJA funds have been utilized in Israel for much more than immigrant absorption and immigrant health and social welfare needs. According to Leon Dultzin, treasurer of the Jewish Agency, monies raised through the UJA enabled the Agency to assume the financial burdens for 90 percent of housing, 80 percent of the health budget, 80 percent of university finances, 60 percent of welfare needs, 50 percent of farm settlement and 20 percent of education. Mr. Dultzin stressed that these funds permitted Israel to exist as a normal country despite an unprecedented defense budget and the highest income tax rate in the world.