TEL AVIV (Jan. 20)
The treasurer of the Jewish Agency said today that world Jewry will be asked to raise $300 million for Israel in 1969, twice last year’s amount and close to the record peak of 1967. Leon Dultzin spoke at a press conference prior to his departure for the United States on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal’s Israel Emergency Fund campaign. He said that despite the increased goal, the Jewish Agency’s budget will remain at $328,572,000, the same as last year. He said the Agency had at its disposal the balance of $100 million from last year’s emergency fund campaign. He said the new budget was established in anticipation of an influx of 35,000 new immigrants this year.