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363 Americans to Settle in Israel; August Total Expected to Be Larger

More than 360 persons left yesterday to settle in Israel. According to Col. Nachum Golan, Director of the Israel Aliyah Center here, the group included 85 families consisting of 331 members and 32 individuals. “The trend of family members out-numbering single people which was started in 1969 is not only continuing but even surpassing last year’s total” said Col. Golan. “Not only are there more families but they are younger and larger as well.” An occupational breakdown of the 360 persons revealed 61 professionals, 19 businessmen and 18 skilled and semi-skilled workers. “The people,” continued Col. Golan, “are part of more than 1200 people who will be going on aliyah during the month of July alone. Our present forecast for August is even larger. With such favorable results we are confident that we will surpass the 1969 record with a notable increase.” A new Israel aliyah center will open July 15 in St. Louis.

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