Marquis of Reading Will Participate in the Work of Jewish Agency Commission
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Marquis of Reading Will Participate in the Work of Jewish Agency Commission

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Marquis of Reading will participate in the proceedings of the Jewish Agency Commission at the sessions which will open on June 9. The Marquis was invited by Lord Mond to attend the sessions to meet with Felix M. Warburg, Dr. Lee K. Frankel, and Herr Oscar Wassermann, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, when the best minds of American and European Jewry will take counsel on the economic problems which are connected with the upbuilding of Palestine.

A radiogram was despatched by Lord Mond to Mr. Marshall and Dr. Frankel, who are now on the high seas, inviting them to come directly to his country house near Southamption, instead of going first to London.

A meeting of the Zionist Executive took place today. No official statement was issued as to the decisions of the Executive, but it was understood that the agenda included a consideration of the resolutions adopted by the last Zionist Congress in Basle concerning the extension of the Jewish Agency and setting forth the Zionist principles which are to be guarded in the Agency work.

The Congress resolutions specified that the activities of the Jewish Agency must aim at a continuous increase of Jewish immigration into Palestine, the redemption of the land as Jewish public property, that the colonization work must be based on Jewish labor and that the development of the Hebrew language and culture in Palestine he safeguarded.

It was also stated that the question whether a definite financial obligation is to be asked of the non-Zionists was one of the topics discussed.

Some of the Executive members are of the belief that the adoption of definite obligations is a condition sine qua non for the inclusion of non-Zionists, while others consider the cooperation of non-Zionists in the Zionist fund raising efforts is a sufficient basis.

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