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World Jewry in Extraordinary Response to Israel Emergency Fund Campaign for 1971

Dr. Israel Goldstein, said last night that there were indications of an “extraordinary response” by world Jewry to the $1 billion Israel Emergency Fund campaign for 1971, judging from the large increase in contributions registered so far. Dr. Goldstein, chairman of Keren Hayesod, reporting at a meeting of its board of directors here said Jewish communities abroad have already contributed or pledged amounts above their record 1967 contributions. At the same time, he noted, most diaspora Jews would have to double or triple their contributions in order to fulfill the quotas set. The Keren Hayesod has set a $200 million quota for the emergency campaign. American Jewry is expected to contribute $400 million through the United Jewish Appeal and $400 million through the purchase of Israel Bonds.