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January 07, 2011

Israel's Government Promises $100-Million to American Charity's Effort

Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday night promised to double the government's investment in Birthright Israel, a program that brings young adult Jews to  Israel on free 10-day trips, the Jerusalem Post reports.

“My government will give more than double its investment in Birthright and over the next few years, we will invest more than $100-million in Birthright,” Mr. Netanyahu pledged. “Together with private donations, we can increase the number of people to 50,000 a year.”