End of Summer Projects

About 8000 youngsters from all over the world today finished their participation in the summer’s projects organized by the World Zionist Organization. Among the groups that came to spend the summer months in Israel were students who took part in archaeological excavations, art courses and scientific activity in the Hebrew University, the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Haifa-Technion. Others participated in social activity aiming to improve the conditions of the disadvantaged population and to learn their problems.

A new urban center in the Pithat Rafah region–between the Gaza Strip and El Arish in northern Sinai–got its first settlers this week. The new-comers are recent arrivals from the Soviet Union, all of them professionals who will be working in the neighboring settlements of Sadot and Tel Asarah. Another group of immigrants from the Soviet Union is due to join them shortly. Each new family has received a flat for which they pay IL 15 a month rent. The new urban center will serve as a nucleus for additional settlements planned for the region.

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