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United Jewish Appeal Leaders Arrive in Israel; to Confer on Aid to Jewish State

September 4, 1951
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Leaders of the United Jewish Appeal arrived here to confer with Israel Premier David Ben Gurion, and Jewish Agency leaders on the role of American Jewry in maintaining a continuous flow of immigrants to the Jewish state, the Agency announced today.

Among the American Jewish leaders who have arrived here for the conferences are Moses A. Leavitt, executive vice-chairman of the J.D.C. Dr. Joseph Schwartz, U.J.A. executive vice-chairman, and Morris Berinstein and Henry Bernstein. Author John Hersey, who came to Israel with the U.J.A. party, is planning to visit settlements built by veterans of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising whom he memorialized in his novel “The Wall.”

Among the problems to be discussed with the American leaders are the immediate housing needs of the immigrants and plans to settle 150,000 newcomers who arrived here since the beginning of the year with the assistance of the U.J.A. Edward M.M. Warburg general chairman of the U.J.A. has not yet arrived, but is expected tomorrow, together with his principal assistants.

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