so Five Regional Zionist Congresses
Desalted Water to Cost Less in Some Parts of Israel
Precede World Jerusalem Session
(Special JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)
JERUSALEM — The Jewish
Agency Executive Tuesday dis-
closed plans for five regional
Zionist Congresses to be held
this fall in preparation for the
25th World Zionist Congress in
Jerusalem next December.
The regional gatherings will
include an . American Zionist
Congress, previously announced
for Nov. 17. The other assem-
blies will be: One in Argentina
at the end of August, for South
America; one early in Septem-
ber in Italy, for French and
Italian - speaking European
countries; one in the middle of
September, in Holland, for Eng-
lish, Dutch and German-speak-
ing Europeans, and one in
Mexico in early October, • for
The executive also decided
to propose the holding of a
General Zionist Council meet-
ing at the end of October in
Jerusalem, to make final ar-
rangements for the World Zion-
ist Congress agenda and for
participation in it of non-Zionist"
Neumann Forecasts Improvements
in Relations Between Israel, Agency
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—It has
been disclosed that water pro-
duced from the sea by the
Alexander Zarchin desalina-
tion process will be competitive
in costs with water for house-
hold purpoSes from normal
The de-salted water will be
too costly for large-scale irriga-
tion use, however, according to
Ben-Zvis on Cruise
on S. S. Jerusalem
Morechai Bentoy, Israel's min-
ister for development.
Bentov said his ministry was
proceeding on schedule with
the construction of the de-
salination plant near Eilat. The
Fairbanks Whitney Corporation
of Chicago also is working on
the project. The plant should
be completed for operation by
The cost of the de-salted
water will be appreciably less
than the present cost of water
in highly elevated Jerusalem
or in the more distant central
Negev areas, Bentov said.
The minister disclosed that
an agreement has been reached
with the newly established
America-Israel Phosphate Com-
pany, a subsidiary of the United
States Albumina Company, giv-
ing the subsidiary prospecting
rights for phosphate over a
substantial area in the Negev.
(Special JTA Teletype Wire to
The Jewish News)
TEL AVIV — President and
Mrs. Itzhak Ben-Zvi left Tues-
day on a nine-day Mediterra-
nean cruise on the S.S. Jerusa-
The president and Mrs. Ben-
Zvi were accompanied by a
daughter-in-law and two grand-
daughters as well as his aide
de campe and secretary.
The president will pay a short
visit to Naples and Marseilles
during his cruise. The presiden-
tial party was given a farewell
by Prime Minister David Ben-
Gurion, Kaddish Luz, speaker
of the knesset, Israel's parlia-
ment, and members of the dip-
lomatic corps headed by the
Russian ambassador, Michail
Abramov. 1VIr. Luz will be act-
"The understandings reached American Zionism, in view of
between the Executive of the its pivotal position within the
Jewish Agency and the govern- World movement.
anent of Israel as a result of the
"It was also encouraging to
recent joint meetings, may open note the degree to which the
a new chapter in the relations Israel government has been
between Israel and the Zionist modifying its economic policies
movement provided these in the direction long advocated
understandings are imple- by proponents of free enter-
mented in the spirit in which prise and private initiative,
they were conceived." - though much still remains to
The statement was made by be done in order to attract
Dr. Emanuel Neumann, presi- private investment capital from
dent of the World Confedera- abroad on a scale commensu-
tion of General Zionists and rate with the need."
member of the Jewish Agency
Executive, upon his return from
Israel and Europe.
Dr. Neumann attended the
Plenary meetings of the Jewish
Agency Executive in Jerusalem
and the European Conference
NEW YORK, (JTA) — Mrs. movement as that of a "catalytic
of General Zionists held in Ant- Rose Halprin, acting chairman agent." She said American
werp, Belgium, last June 26-27. of the Jewish Agency executive Zionists have the opportunity of
"Equally encouraging," Dr. committee, called upon the getting "400,000 families in-
Neumann said, . "was the posi- Israel government to accept its volved with Jewish education."
tive outcome of the thorough- share of responsibility in
If those American Jews who
going discussion on the same strengthening the world Zionist are affiliated with the Zionist
subject within the leadership of movement. .
movement could involve their
Map a i, which registered a
Addressing a press con- families with Jewish education,
strongly affirmative attitude to- ference, Mrs. Halptin, who re- she declared, this would be a
ward the World Zionist Organi- turned last week from talks in significant start.
Jerusalem between the Jewish
Another way Zionist-affiliated
Dr. Neumann stated: "I have Agency and the Israel govern-
also found in Israel a greater ment, said that a strong body of Jews could aid the cause of
awareness than heretofore of opinion in Israel did not share Jewish education, Mrs. Halprin
the need for strengthening Prime Minister David Ben- said, was in the role of parents.
By taking an active interest in
Gurion's o p i n io n that the the Jewish schools their chil-
Boss Gives $24,000 to . - Zionist organization no longer dren attend, parents could bring
Educate Mexican „Kids ha-s any function.
about extensive improvement in
MEXICO CITY, (JTA) — Dr. • The general view of the par- America's Jewish education
George S. Wise, a prominent-
New York paper manufacturer declared, was that the world
(In a letter to the Jewish
who operates several paper Zionist movement, if it is to be Telegraphic Agency, Mrs. Hal-
mills in southern Mexico, - has strong, must attract the Jewish prin pointed out that the JTA
contributed 300,000 pesos ($24,- masses and must make Jewish report of her address before the
000) to the Ministry of Educa- education a personal responsi- convention of the World Gen-
tion for the construction of a bility.
eral Zionist Confederation in
Stressing that Zionism has al- London did not accurately
school to serve the children of
ways been a minority move- reflect the views expressed by
employes of the mills.
Education Minister J a i in e ment, Mrs. Halprin said that the her. "Some of the views at-
Torres Bodet expressed the ap- success of the Zionist program tributed to me were those of
preciation of the government depends on the step - by - step others which I quoted in order
for the gift. Wise, who is active cooperation between the Zionist to project a fuller picture of
in Mexican Jewish affairs, is movement and the Israel gov- the various opinions prevailing
honorary president of the Mexi- ernment.. It is vital, she said, in the debate on the future role
can Committee of the Friends that Israel's government leaders of the World Zionist Organiza-
encourage Jewry throughout the tion and its relationship with
of the Hebrew University.
world to work along with the Israel," Mrs. Halprin wrote.)
Zionist movement in helping
Israel rather than attempting
to deal with world Jewry di- Israel Informing Others
of Criminal Nazi Doctor
Turning to the problem of
Jewish education, Mrs. Halprin Minister David Ben-Gurion told
defined the role of the Zionist the Israel Parliament that Israel
envoys were informing govern-
Presidents' Club Head ments throughout the world of
the wartime crimes of former
Meets with Ben-Guroin Nazi physician Josef Mengele,
JERUSALEM, (JTA)—Label whose extradition from Argen-
A. Katz, Bnai Brith president tina was requested recently by
and chairman of the Presidents' the Bonn government.
The Premier made the state-
Club of major American Jewish
organizations, met July 5 for ment in reply to a question by
more than three hours with - General Zionist Deputy Eliezer
Prime Minister David Ben- Rimalt, who wanted to know
. what the government was doing
.The American Jewish leader to publicize the crimes of the
was . invited by the Prime infamous Nazi doctor.
Minister after becoming chair-
man of the Presidents' Club.
IF YOU TURN THE
The importance of the Presi-
dents' Club framework for co-
ordination of. activities in the
UPSIDE DOWN YOU WON'T
American Jewish community
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for Israel was stressed by the
Prime Minister. Most. of the
meeting was devoted to the
problem of Jewish education
outside of Israel, particularly
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