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U. J. A. Study Mission Inspects Haifa Slum Areas, Maabarot

November 18, 1959
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The 115-man United Jewish Appeal study mission got a revealing look today at the Wadi Salib, the slum quarter of this port city, scene, last July of riots by North African settlers.

What the mission members saw in Wadi Salib differed only slightly from what they had seen a few hours earlier when they visited a transit camp near Petach Tikvah where they observed shabby cottages many of which lacked roofs.

“I know now what is ahead of the UJA,” Rabbi Herbert Friedman, executive vice-president of the UJA, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency after the visit to the slum section.

The UJA leaders were heartened somewhat by their visit to the Youth Aliyah village at Alonei Yitzhak where they lunched with children who were mainly new immigrants.

The leaders were guests of the Israel Navy today, on the occasion of Navy Day, and watched Israel destroyers in practice maneuvers.

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