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Pioneer Women Adopt $2,000,000 Two-year Budget; Will Erect Children’s Village

June 14, 1949
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A two-year quota of $2,000,000 to aid women and children immigrants reaching Israel was adopted here last night at the 11th annual convention of the Pioneer Women. Mrs. Sara Kahn, one of the leaders of the organization, reported that to date the Pioneer Women maintain in Israel 20 children’s house serving as nurseries and kindergartens for the children of working mothers while an additional eight homes are in the process of construction.

Mrs. Kahn also announced that the Pioneer Women will undertake to erect during the coming year a youth village accommodating 300 boys and girls to be located near Jerusalem as well as a huge agricultural training farm which will be the biggest of its kind yet organized.

Addressing the convention, Israeli Labor Minister Golda Myerson declared: “The Israeli Government does not intend to remain in office one minute if the only solution it can find to its problems is to limit immigration. We do not intend to take Bavin’s place. The party that voted for independence, knowing full well that the country faced invasion the next day, will never raise a hand to limit immigration and betray the very thing we fought for.

“One objective of the Labor Zionist movement should be to make United States Jews selfishly interested in Israel. We need not only money, but many thousands of your sons and daughters, if we are to achieve a good Jewish state. We will have it anyway, but to do it with less pain we need these young people.”

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