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February 18, 1972 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1972-02-18

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Jewish Agency Executives Adopt
Record Budget of .$775,000,000;
Fisher Explains View on Zionism

LONDON (JTA) — The board
of governors of the Jewish Agen-
cy adopted a record $775,000,000
budget recommended by the Jew-
ish Agency Executive here Sun-
day.
Max M. Fisher, chairman of
the board of governors, said at a
press conference that the meeting
was the first ever held by the
board of governors outside of Is-
rael. "We had no differences of
opinion as to aims and purposes,"
he said.
Asked why he is usually de-
scribed as a non-Zionist, Fisher
said "there might have been
differences in the past between
organized Zionists and the rest
of us but they do not exist any
longer and even in the past it
was not a matter of heart but
of organizational framework."
He said he regarded the meet-
ing of the board of governors as
"a group of fellow-Jews working
on behalf of Israel and on behalf
of Jewry."
Louis Pincus, chairman of the
Jewish Agency Executive, broke
the budget down into its main
categories for newsmen. The larg-
est single item — nearly half the
total — is $300,000,000 earmarked
for housing in 'Israel. Pincus ob-
served that $25,000,000 of the

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total budget will be raised by Is-
raelis in Israel.
The balance will depend on
contributions by Jews all over
the world. More than half the
budget is • expected to be raised
in the United States.
Pincus said,."This budget aims
to help close the gap between
rich and poor within Israeli society
and at the same time provide for
the absorption and integration of
a mass aliya of something like
70,000 this year, perhaps even
more."
Pincus said that the immigra-
tion from the Soviet Union had
a powerful impact on the bud-
getary considerations. "We would
like to involve in this historic de-
velopment all Jews and not only
large donors," he said.
"We want those who demon-
strate (for Soviet Jews) also to
be involved in helping to meet
the needs of the immigration and
absorption of Soviet Jews, even
if it is through small contribu-
tion$."

NEW YORK—(JTA)--The Yid-
dishe Tzeitung, launched Dec. 29,
a day after the closing of the Day-
Jewish Journal, died on Feb. 9, a
victim of editorial dissension after
30 issues.

Sender Deutsch, the publisher,
editor and printer, who said at the
paper's launching that he foresaw
a $250,000 loss in the first year but
was willing to make the effort any-
way, said he expected the paper's
sudden demise to cost him "a
couple thousand."

The Forward remains the only
major Jewish daily.

Deutsch, whose plant is in Brook-
lyn, told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency that unexpected disagree-
ments on editorial policy had de-
veloped among the members of
the staff—all of them Orthodox.

The Tzeitung's intention, he re-
called, was to appeal to all gen-
erations in the Orthodox com-
munity, but this goal could not be

effected with the "troubles on the
editorial staff." He would not
elaborate, nor would he identify
the backers of the venture other
than to call them "Orthodox busi-
nessmen."

Deutsch, a 50-year-old native of
Czechoslovakia, publishes t w o
other Yiddish-language papers—
Der Yid, a biweekly, and the Der
Yiddischer Kval, a journal, each
with a circulation of 6-7,000.

The Tzeitung featured a state-
ment Feb. 9 of discontinuation be-
ginning on the bottom of page
1 and continuing on page 2.

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