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241 Americans Sailing for Israel Monday to Settle

July 12, 1971
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Two-hundred and forty-one Americans, comprising 56 families and fourteen individuals will sail for Israel tomorrow aboard the Greek liner Queen Anna-Maria. Nahum Golan, national director of the Israel Aliyah Center said the group is part of the 10,000 Americans expected to settle in Israel this year. He said they include 47 professionals, 13 skilled and semi-skilled workers and 5 businessmen. One family has eight children.

One hundred and forty American and Canadian college graduates will leave by air for Israel in July to spend one year there as teachers, social workers and instructors. Another group of over 50 young Americans and Canadians will depart July 28th, for a year at kibbutzim Shear Hagolan and Magal. At least 150 more college and high school graduates will leave for Israel in September and October. Together with the first group which left for Israel in January the number of Sherut La’am participants in 1971 will total 400.

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