JERUSALEM (Jan. 6)
Income figures for both the United Jewish Appeal and Israel Bonds in 1976 have been made available here and both show increases over 1975.
The UJA figure, reported by Jewish Agency Treasurer Leon Dulzin at Monday’s meeting of the World Zionist Organization Executive, was $276 million in cash, $4 million above the previous year’s total. Dulzin said this was especially pleasing as the 1976 forecast had predicted only $260 million in cash. The United Israel Appeal (Keren Hayesod) 1976 total, reported by chairman Ezra Shapiro, was $113 million cash, $3 million over 1975.
Israel Bonds, meanwhile reported a $34 million rise in the sale of Bonds during 1976 over the previous year. The 1976 figure was $311 million. One-quarter of the purchases were made by non-Jews, according to Bonds president Michael Arnon. His report was broadcast by Israel Radio. The 1976 total brings the Israel Bonds all-time figure past the $3.5 billion mark.