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Sapir Tells Knesset Committee That Israel Emergency Fund Income Increases over 1968

Finance Minister Pinhas Saphir told the Knesset Finance Committee today that Israel Emergency Fund income has reached $74,000,000 in the past six months–a rise from $54,000,000 compared to the same period last year. Mr. Saphir recently returned from a trip to the United States and Canada on behalf of the Emergency Fund drive and the Israel Bond Campaign.

Mr. Saphir estimated that funds raised for Israel in the United States will reach $150,000,000 this year as opposed to $120,000,000 last year. He expressed the hope that Bond sales would reach $170,000,000 compared with $130,000,000 in 1968 and $217,000,000 in 1967.