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TRONIK-REIZEL / ISRAELI PERIODICALS
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Society for International Development. Articles in
Kidma
deal
with economic, social and political aspects of developing countries
with emphasis on the Israeli experience in international coopera­
tion and technical assistance to these countries.
GOVERNMENTAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ORGANS
Several government publications have already been mentioned
in connection with specific subjects, such
as Atiqot
on archaeology
and
Saad
on social welfare. Also worthy of mention are two
monthly publications of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce:
Israel Industry and Commerce and Export News
and
Israel Export and
Trade Journal.
By far the largest number of government publications in Eng­
lish are published by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The Bureau
publishes an annual
Statistical Abstract of Israel,
a monthly bulletin
and several quarterlies. A series called
Special Publications
includes
over 600 titles which summarize statistics of all types, ranging
from “Causes of Death” to “Fires and Fire Insurance.” A quar­
terly called
New Statistical Projects and Publications
presents infor­
mation about new ventures. All statistical publications are biling­
ual.
Besides government agencies, the national institutions, such as
the Jewish Agency, the Jewish National Fund and the various
Zionist organizations, issue a host of bulletins, newsletters, and
circulars. Of these, the most active is the Youth and Hehalutz
Department of the World Zionist Organization, which publishes
informative material for youth groups and leaders under various
titles. Since 1924 the Jewish National Fund has been publishing
JN F Illustrated
(formerly
Kamenu),
which gives information on
the fund’s activities in land reclamation and afforestation. Keren
Hayesod-United Israel Appeal publishes a newsletter called
Our
World.
The youth movements, such as Dror-Habonim, Hanoar
Hatzioni and Hashomer Hatzair, all publish at varying intervals
and under oft-changing titles newsletters and circulars for their
members outside Israel. The WIZO (Women’s International
Zionist Organization) puts out
WIZO in Israel,
while
Kol Emuna
is
issued by Emunah, the Religious Women’s Zionist Organization.
Israeli political parties publish English newsletters for the ben­
efit of their sympathizers and supporters abroad. One of these is