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Sapir: Israelis Not Contributing Enough to Nation’s Social Needs

Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir said that Israelis are contributing less than they can afford to meet the nation’s social needs despite their heavy burden of taxes. However, he said, there were 35 Israeli families who recently contributed IL 100 million for various social purposes.

Sapir addressing a meeting of the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) which marked the opening of the 1973 WIZO campaign, noted that the women’s organization would soon open 400 day care centers permitting 20,000 mothers to go to work. He noted that WIZO also planned kindergartens for children between 3-5 years of age and said these activities were essential because Israel needed, a larger work force.