JERUSALEM (Dec. 19)
Project Renewal will continue as planned, Premier Menachem Begin assured Jewish Agency Executive chairman Leon Dulzin this week. Begin’s assurance was contained in a telegram to Dulzin in reaction to reports that the project to rehabilitate poverty neighborhoods throughout the country might suffer from proposed cuts in public spending. Project Renewal is a joint enterprise of the government and the Jewish Agency and world Jewry.
Dulzin had asked for clarification about the future of Project Renewal in view of measures being taken by Finance Minister Yigal Hurwitz to tighten the economy Begin said he has taken appropriate action to ensure the continued work on the project “The project was not suspended and we shall stand on our guard to make sure that it will not be suspended,” the Premier said in his message to Dulzin. He asked the Jewish Agency chairman to inform world Jewish leaders of his promise. Deputy Premier Yigael Yadin, who is in charge of the project is due to meet with Hurwitz to discuss Project Renewal.