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Israeli Expatriates Offered Privileges Granted to New Immigrants

Israeli expatriates who left the country before Jan. 1, 1964 will be entitled to all the privileges granted to new immigrants provided that they return home by Sept. 1, 1970, it was announced yesterday. One of the privileges is the almost duty-free importation of a car. Israelis pay a 250 percent duty on imported cars plus a sales tax. The dispensation to returnees was begun last year in order to attract home large numbers of so-called “yordim,” Israelis who settled abroad but did not give up their Israeli citizenship. Still pending is a decision on whether to extend the privileges beyond the Sept. 1, 1970 deadline.