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Israel Considering Plan for Tourists to Purchase Food with Foreign Currency

February 20, 1950
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A plan whereby tourists from abroad would pay for their food in their own currency before leaving for Israel is under consideration by the Ministry of Supply, it was reported today. Under the plan tourists would receive special coupons when they arrive here which would enable them to obtain “non-austerity” meals.

A group of American businessmen now in Israel is negotiating for the establishment of a plant here for the manufacture of a sufficient quantity of tires both for local needs and export purposes, it was reported today. A knitting mill, in which American investors are understood to have invested $250,000, is scheduled to open at Kfar Sabu this week.

One hundred thousand Israel school children will each soon receive 40 grams of milk powder daily through the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, under an agreement reached recently at Lake Success. The milk powder will be used for a daily cup of cocoa for the 100,000 school children.

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