Jerusalem (Feb. 1)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Felix M. Warburg, chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and one of the loading members of the non-Zionist group with whom the accord on the Jewish Agency was recently concluded, summarized his impressions of his second visit to Palestine, before his departure yesterday to continue his world tour.
In a statement to the press, Mr. Warburg declares that he was deeply impressed by the many improvements he found in Palestine on his second visit. He is confident that despite the economic depression prevalent now, the splendid spirit of the people will again bring to Palestine a period of prosperity.
The Jewish agricultural settlements in the country have made progress and he is sure that industry can be developed equally.
“The interest of Americans in the development of Palestine is constantly increasing,” Mr. Warburg stated. “The negotiations for the extension of the Jewish Agency promise to bring the desired result. The non-partisan experts” commission of the Jewish Agency will come to Palestine in a constructive spirit. It will prepare proposals for a program of work for perhaps the next ten years,” he declared.
In another statement issued to the press, Mr. Warburg denied a report circulated in the Palestinian press that the American non-Zionian group will contribute the amount of Â£1,000,000 this year for the Palestine upbuilding work.