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Goldmann Names Shazar Acting Chairman of Jewish Agency in Israel


Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, today named Zalman Shazar acting Agency chairman for the time Dr. Goldmann is out of Israel on a visit to Europe. Dr. Goldmann will leave this week and expects to return in August.

The appointment was announced at a meeting of the Agency executive which was chiefly devoted to the problems of expediting and increasing immigration from North Africa. In addition, the Agency executive decided to build–for security reasons–five more settlements than it had proviced for in this year’s budget. Levi Eshkol outlined the means by which the additional five million needed for this project would be raised.

The executive decided to convene the full Zionist Actions Committee in Jerusalem next December. At that time, the Agency will comme crate the 100th birthday of the late Justice Louis D. Brandeis. Settlements will be named for Rabbi Judah L. Maimon, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, and for the late Dr. Arthur Hantke, one-time world head of the Keren Kayesod, the Agency’s fund-raising arm.

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