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Morrs Rothenberg Denies Keren Hayesod Intends Issue Call for Forty to Fifty Million Dollars

Morris Rothenberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod), made the following statement today in connection with the reported interview between Dr. Weizmann and Mr. Leon Levite of Warsaw:

“Regarding that part of the alleged interview between Dr. Weizmann and Mr. Leon Levite of Warsaw, which refers to a proposed call to be issued by the Keren Hayesod for the collection of a Fund of from Forty to Fifty million Dollars, within a period of two years, I desire to state that the Keren Hayesod has not considered the raising of such an amount and the report has no foundation whatever. When it is recalled that during the nine years of war relief co##lections in this country, under the most critical emergency, with all American Jewry co-operating, the total sum raised was approximately Sixty million dollars, it will at once be seen how absurd would be any proposal to raise from Forty to Fifty million dollars, within two years, whether it be for Palestine or for any other Jewish welfare purpose. Obviously, Dr. Weizmann wa erroneously quoted.”