A national conference of the United Palestine Appeal will be held in Cleveland. Ohio, on October 30th, according to an announcement made by Morris Rothenberg, Acting President of the Zionist Organization of America.
This Conference is expected to be widely attended. Special preparations are being made for the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which falls on November 2. close to the date of the Conference.
The Conference which will be held in the Hotel Statler, will hear reports from various of the delegates attending the Fifteenth Congress, and also an address by a prominent American government official, the announcement stated.
In making the announcement of the preliminary plans for the Conference. Mr. Rothenberg, issued the following statement:
“The decision adopted by the Fifteenth Zionist Congress at Basle will impose greater burdens upon American Zionists. Since the American delegation has succeeded in having the Congress delegates accept its general program leading to economy and efficiency, it means that the responsibility of American Jewry is greater.
“Of particular importance to the United Palestine Appeal Conference in Cleveland will be the new measures voted upon for the administration of the Palestine Executive. All these steps of reform will encourage American Jewry to greater efforts for Palestine, knowing that every energy expended will be rewarded with a maximum of returns. The Congress has decided that the Zionist position in Palestine must be one of consolidation and retrenchment. This promises a stability which has been partly lacking, and partly impossible because of economic conditions in Palestine.
“The 1927 conference of the United Palestine Appeal is faced with the opportunity of carrying into effect the decisions made at the Basle Congress, and with the privilege of inaugurating that new era which portends the most successful period in our effort to rebuild Palestine as the national Jewish Homeland.”