The Zionist Organization of America was officially invited by the United States government to send a representative to the Pan-Pacific Conference called by President Coolidge. The conference will take place from April 11 to 16 in Honolulu.
The invitation was addressed to Louis Lipsky, president of the Zionist Organization of America, by Secretary of the Interior Work. Representatives of England, France, Japan, Australia, Canada, China, Chile, India, Mexico, Holland, Portugal, Siam, Peru and other countries which have territorial interests in the Pacific, as well as those with colonial experience, will participate in the conference. The purpose of the conference will be mainly to discuss questions in connection with increasing the population of the underpopulated areas, technical equipment and education.
The Zionist Organization was invited by reason of its experience in colonizing an uncultivated country. The United States government is desirous of submitting a report to the conference on the methods of work employed by the Zionist Organization in the reconstruction of Palestine.
In his letter to the President of the Zionist Organization Secretary Work stated: “The world knows of the plans of the Zionist Organization in the reclamation of Palestine. What has been done and what is proposed will interest the conference at Honolulu April 11 to 16, 1927, and you are cordially invited to send a representative.
“The discussions of the Conference cannot fail to have suggestions of value which your representative would bring back to his associates.
“Enclosed is an outline of the meeting. May we hope for an early and favorable response, with the name of the delegate and the title of his address.”