Basle (Sep. 2)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The non-Jewish friends of the Zionist movement, organized in various countries into Pro-Palestine Committees, were thanked by Nahum Sokolow, chairman of the Zionist Executive, in his political report supplementing the report of Dr. Weizmann.
The work to enlist the sympathy of prominent non-Jewish personages and statesmen has made considerable progress, he declared, praising particularly the work of Sir Wyndham Deedes, former secretary of the Palestine government, who has undertaken a number of trips during the past year in the interests of the Zionist cause. “Great progress in this direction was made recently in Holland and in South America. The Jewish community of South America, although small in number, has made generous contributions toward the rebuilding of Palestine.”
Reporting on Zionist activities in Europe, Mr. Sokolow stated that great activity was displayed during the period under review by the English Women’s Zionist Organization and by youth organizations, although the Federation of English Zionists was less active. In France, the sentiment for Zionism is on the increase. The same condition prevails among the French Jewish youth, although they cannot be classified as Zionists but as philo-Zionists.