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Pincus States Agency Goals; to Tackle Zionist Disputes in U.S. A.

March 31, 1966
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Aryeh L. Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, said today the three main goals of the Agency were to take in 250,000 immigrants in the next few years, increase immigration from Western countries, and solve Israel’s current absorption problems.

Mr. Pincus, who will leave tomorrow for France and the United States, held his first press conference since becoming chairman. He said the Agency will work through five interdepartmental committees, which will deal with aliyah and absorption; youth aliyah; settlement; education; youth and pioneering; and organization, press and information.

He said the Agency must cooperate more closely with international groups such as the B’nai B’rith and the World Jewish Congress. Referring to assimilation of Jews in Western countries, he said the current time was “a period of the greatest opportunities but also of great danger.”

During his United States visit, Mr. Pincus intends to deal with differences in the American Zionist movements on whether cooperation between the movements should be assured through an additional umbrella organization.

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