Israel, Zionist Movement in Appeal for Immigrants to Build Nation
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Israel, Zionist Movement in Appeal for Immigrants to Build Nation

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A manifesto calling upon “every family in the Jewish people” to participate in the upbuilding of Israel and ensuring the future of the Jewish State was made public today jointly by the Israel Government and the executive of the World Zionist Organization.

Noting that the events of recent weeks had provided “a decisive turning point in the history of the Jewish people and of Israel” the manifesto declared: “A holy duty to upbuild the country speedily and to ensure the future of the Jewish State now faces the Jewish people. The inescapable call of this hour is for aliyah of the whole people, young and old; a return to Zion of the whole House of Israel.”

The statement urged that “every family in the Jewish people” participate “in this aliyah movement for the upbuilding of the land of Israel.”

Referring to the historic events of last month, the manifesto declared: “The Israel Army, a people’s army, daringly overcame and vanquished vast hostile forces who had gathered to exterminate Israel. The enemy siege was broken, the heritage of our ancestors liberated and Jerusalem redeemed to become once more a city that is one. The fears and hopes of the entire Jewish people were identified with the fate of embattled Israel fighting for its existence.”


Every Jew, the manifesto continued, “felt that not only the fate of Israel but the future of the whole Jewish people was in the balance for a second time in a generation that has witnessed both the agony of the Holocaust and the wonder of resurgence. Among the deeply stirred Jewish communities throughout the world, there was a fresh awakening of Jewish consciousness manifesting itself in a will to volunteer and participate in the struggle for Israel.”

“In the present hour of deliverance, though the time of danger is not passed, new vistas have been opened and immense challenges present themselves.”

In its homeland, the manifesto continued, “the Jewish people has risen to full stature. On its own soil, conditions for national and social revival have been created. This land has become a source of inspiration for Jewish culture and education and Jewish creativity in all its aspects.”

Referring to new possibilities for Israel’s development, the manifesto noted that “men and women are urgently needed who will share these pioneering tasks. Israel needs capital investors for the establishment of new enterprises, men of learning and science, professional and vocational workers in all fields to place their experience and store of knowledge and know how at the service of their people.”

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