A minimum of $75,000,000 in cash is needed by August 1 by the state of Israel for immigration and defense, Mrs. Golda Meirson, Israeli administrator for Jerusalem and member of the Israeli Provisional Government now visiting the U.S. told the executive committee of the United Palestine Appeal here last night.
The initial requirements of refugee immigrants–food, clothing and medical attention–constitute the greatest “drain on available funds,” Mrs. Meirson declared. Another urgent financial responsibility facing the Jewish state, she stated, is the extension of support to the families of men serving in the Jewish army. Dr. Israel Goldstein, chairman of the U.P.A., revealed that 150,000 Jewish immigrants arrived in Palestine without official certification among the 530,000 Jews who entered the country since 1947.
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