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Israel to ramp up Birthright investment

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/israel_to_ramp_up_birthright_investment_20110106

Israel's government announced it would more than double its investment in the popular Birthright Israel program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the announcement Thursday night before 3,000 program participants in Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post reported. "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," said Netanyahu, according to the Post. "Together with private donations we can increase the number of people to 50,000 a year."

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