Non-zionist Takes Exception to Pritchett Report
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Non-zionist Takes Exception to Pritchett Report

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Exception to Dr. Henry S. Pritchett’s report on Palestine was taken by A. L. Saltzstein of Milwaukee, Wis., a member of the Executive Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.

In a telegram to the “Jewish Daily Bulletin”, Mr. Saltzstein declares:

“I have read in the ‘Bulletin’ extracts from Dr. Pritchett’s report on Palestine. I believe his report is prejudiced because he gives no credit for the wonderful work accomplished by the Jews. I was in Palestine in March 1925 for three weeks, driving over all accessible area owned by Christians, Arabs and Jews. Not being a Zionist, I made my observations with non-Zionist eyes, but with an unprejudiced mind. I conversed with many types of Arabs and Christians. They spoke of the Jews in Palestine in the highest terms. The farming colonies operated by the Jews, their children’s farms, their schools and hospitals are all far superior to others in Palestine. The new settlers deserve much credit for their heroic work in making garden spots out of waste land with a stoney bottom.”


Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, executive director of the Central Relief Committee, a constituent of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, returned to New York following an extended tour in European countries and in Palestine.

Rabbi Teitelbaum made a study of the situation of the various institutions supported by the Central Relief Committee and particularly the religious schools.

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