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Anglo Jewry Pledges Aid to Re-house Slum Dwellers in Israel

Anglo-Jewry will contribute 2.5 million Pounds Sterling ($4.5M) this year to Premier Menachem Begin’s special fund to rehouse 45,000 slum families in Israel, the Joint Israel Appeal announced. It promised to raise the money, following an appeal by Leon Dulzin, Action chairman of the Jewish Agency, in addition to its normal appeal for the next 12 months.

The target represents Anglo-Jewry’s share of the $47 million already budgeted by the Agency for the poor families special resettlement project this year. American Jewry is to raise $36 million this year and other communities, including Anglo -Jewry, $16 million. The entire project will cost $1.2 billion over the next five years, half the sum being provided by the Israel government and half by the Diaspora.