Praise for the Commissioners, including Louis Marshall, Felix Warburg, and Dr. Lee K. Frankel, who met in London recently to issue a report on the resources of Palestine, and the belief that the Jewish Agency would unite the Jews of the world around the project of the upbuilding of Palestine are contained in a message to the Jews of New York City, issued yesterday by Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal for Greater New York. Speaking of the work of the Survey Commission, over which Lord Melchett presided, Judge Rosalsky says:
“The report of the Non-Partisan Survey Commission for Palestine, which recently met in London, has aroused the enthusiasm of the Jews of the world. It is of the most farreaching importance to Jewish life. By uniting the Jews around the ideal of the upbuilding of Palestine, the Jewish Agency is indispensable for the restoration of the Jewish Homeland.
“The London report gives all indications that the Agency will be realized within the near future. The men responsible for sending the experts to Palestine, and for issuing the final report, are deserving of the utmost gratitude from all Jewry. Dr. Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Zionist Organization, who has been engaged for the past five years on his keen-visioned policy of bringing non-Zionists into the work of rebuilding Palestine, has given indisputable evidence of his capacity as a Jewish leader, and of his power to advance the ideal of Palestine. Messrs. Louis Marshall, Felix Warburg, and Dr. Lee K. Frankel have again demonstrated their deep interest in the welfare of the Jewish people, and have evinced a particularly grave concern in the upbuilding of Palestine.”
Speaking of the special significance of the London report for the United Palestine Appeal, Judge Rosalsky, who addresses himself to the United Palestine Appeal contributors, further says:
“The facts that the Jewish Agency will soon begin to function places great responsibilities upon our shoulders. For the present, the United Palestine Appeal is the supreme Agency for the rebuilding of the Jewish Homeland. It is our privilege and our burden to secure the funds for Palestine. But if the Jewish Agency is to function properly, if it is to start its operations in Palestine on a sound basis, two things are essential. First, we in the United Palestine Appeal must complete that work which we have inaugurated, so that there may be a clear foundation for further work. Secondly, we must evince our own good faith and our willingness and eagerness to share with them equally the responsibilities of rebuilding Palestine.
“Many contributions to the United Palestine Appeal have been pledged which have not yet been remitted, and which I believe will be redeemed, as soon as we impress upon the contributors the importance of redeeming their pledges at once. A non-Partisan Palestine Conference will be called in the United States in the Fall, at which plans will be made for the consummation of the Jewish Agency. When the leaders of the United Palestine Appeal appear at that Conference, they should be in a strong position, knowing that the contributors have kept their word, and are prepared to speed the rebuilding of Palestine.
“As Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal for Greater New York, I urge the payment at once of all pledges made to the United Palestine Appeal. Not only must we secure these funds for our honor, but because the goal of all our work–Palestine–is desperately in need of all funds that we can supply. The summer months do not permit of campaigns for new contributions, so that no new funds can be obtained, but the least that we can do is to secure all funds that have already been pledged.”