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Dulzin Says Jewish Agency May Not Reach 1971 Fundraising Goal

Aryeh L. Dulzin, treasurer of the Jewish Agency, said today that the principal problem facing the Agency was its inability to reach its 1971 fundraising goal of $600 million. As a result, he told the Agency’s Assembly, $184 million will have to be cut from this year’s budget. A considerable part of the cuts will have to be made in the housing budget, he said, adding that such a move would seriously affect Israel’s housing program. World Jewry, said the former Gahal Minister-Without-Portfolio, must continue to be urged to contribute to the Jewish Agency in an effort to approach the $600 million goal. “We expect many tens of thousands of Jews from the Soviet Union and the Arab countries,” he explained. “We shall continue to operate on the basis of the principle that not a single Jew who wishes to immigrate shall be prevented because of lack of means.”