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UJA Announces Plans for Record 14 Fact-finding Missions to Israel

The United Jewish Appeal announced today that it would conduct a record number of 14 fact-finding missions to Israel between Nov. 2, 1969 and Feb. 22, 1970. The missions, called “Operation Israel,” were inaugurated last year with nine one-week programs. According to Edward Ginsberg, of Cleveland, Ohio, UJA general chairman, the missions are designed to provide American Jews with the opportunity to make a one-week first-hand survey of humanitarian programs and needs in Israel supported by funds raised by the UJA. He said the programs allowed the participants to visit areas and installations not normally open to tourists.

Mr. Ginsberg said that two of the missions are planned for “women only” and another will be exclusively for rabbis. Flights to Israel depart on Sunday evenings and return to New York the following Sunday. The participants pay their own expenses.