TEL AVIV (Oct. 7)
Israel is approaching the time when immigrants from the United States and Soviet Russia will form half of all immigrants to this country, Absorption Minister Nathan Peled said here at the opening of “Aliyada-72″ an exposition displaying thousands of items available to new settlers, Peled observed however that the authorities and national institutions cannot bear the burden of immigration alone. He appealed to the established population, to the various immigrants’ associations and to the newcomers themselves to help, Louis A. Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency, used the occasion to dismiss rumors that immigration would be curtailed because of mounting internal economic and social problems. Immigration is one of the main pillars of Israel and essential to its security. Pincus said. The “Aliyada” is expected to attract 40,000 visitors to the Tel Aviv Fair Grounds.