Jerusalem (Sep. 10)
The extension of Jewish agricultural activity in Palestine is the chief objective of the Palestine Zionist Executive, judging from the figures just published here of the expenditure of the Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod) for the three years from April 1921 to July 1924. During the ten monts of the present year ending July 1924 the expenditure on agriculture was 111,540 pounds Sterling as against 80,606 for the whole of the twelve months ending September 1923, and against 111,199 in the twelve months ending September 1923, In the six months ending September 1921, only 18,362 pounds were spent on agriculture.
Immigration, including transportation, receipt and maintenance of Chaluzim, etc claims an average of 2,600 pounds Sterling a month, as against nearly 4,000 per month in 1923 and almost 6,000 per month in 1922. The sum expended on immigration from October, 1923 to June 1924 was 26,326 Pounds.
Labour, which covers the equipment of Chaluzim, loans to workers for tools, etc, has claimed a total of 26,267 Pounds in the ten months ending July 1824, as against 22,804 in the twelve months ending September 1923. New expenditures are being incurred on such activities as tobacco growing, on which 2584 have been expended by the Keren Hayesod during the last twelve months.