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Dulzin: Lack of Cash Income from Diaspora Endangering Project Renewal

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Leon Dulzin, chairman of the Jewish Agency and World Zionist Executives, warned this week that Project Renewal is in danger of being cut back because cash income from overseas Jewish communities has not kept pace with needs. Addressing the WZO Executive here, Dulzin said the threat to the project loomed in the coming fiscal year, which begins in April, and would be a key issue at the Jewish Agency Board of Governors’ meeting here next month.

He said there was now “full agreement” on Project Renewal between the government and the Jewish Agency and that only Premier Menachem Begin’s hip injury and convalescence had delayed the convening of the joint coordinating committee. Dulzin also told the WZO Executive that Project Renewal had made great strides in a large number of targeted poverty neighborhoods this past year. Many neighborhoods, he said, were well aware of the Jewish Agency’s role in this progress and that this trust was a vital element in achieving this progress.

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