No Immigration Slow-down to Meet Social Needs, Peled Promises

Immigration Minister Nathan Peled has rejected suggestions that immigration be slowed down in order to give priority to problems of poverty in Israel. Addressing the Public Advisory Council on Aliya here last night. Peled said the vital importance of immigration to the nation’s survival was the subject of an educational campaign among Israelis, including soldiers on the front lines and in Army camps. Peled said suggestions had been made in some quarters to slow down or temporarily halt immigration so that greater resources could be diverted to social needs. This idea must be rejected, he said. Just as suggestions in the past that Israel stem the large Influx of immigration from North Africa and adopt more selective immigration policies.”

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