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J. N. F. Approach to Land Acquisition Urged As Basic Policy for Israel

August 5, 1964
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The need for a more basic and comprehensive Israeli land policy was stressed here today by Mendel Fisher, secretary of the Jewish National Fund of America who is currently visiting Israel. Such a policy, he said, should fundamentally pursue the classical approach of the JNF.

Commenting on the current controversy regarding public land sale to private interests, Mr. Fisher said that the JNF always considered the acquisition of land not only as a redemption but also viewed land ownership as a vital means for planning economic development. These objectives are unchanged, he noted, and must continue to be served. He felt the JNF was still the major instrument for this.

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