The United Palestine Appeal, the united fund-raising agency for Palestine which has represented the various Zionist elements in this country during the past two years in raising money for Palestine, will continue its existence next year, according to a decision arrived at by the Board of Directors of the Appeal at a meeting at the Olcott Hotel, Morris Rothenberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announced.
The quota will again be $7,500,000 and the campaign will be sponsored by the Palestine Foundation Fund; the Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization, of which Mrs. Zip F. Szold is Acting President; the Jewish National Fund; Mizrachi, Orthodox branch of the Zionist movement in America, of which Gedahah Bublick is president; and the Hebrew University Fund Committee, of which Dr. David J. Kaliski is Chairman. There had been some doubt as to whether the Hadassah would join in the U. P. A. this year. A referendum among the Hadassah chapters was ordered by Hadassah National Executive Committee on the question. The negotiations were brought to a successful conclusion, the official announcement indicates.
The third annual National Conference on Palestine will be held in Boston at the Hotel Statler on Saturday evening, November 10 and Sunday, November 11. Acceptances of the invitation that has been issued to leading Jews throughout the country indicate that 1,000 delegates will attend the conference which will adopt a program for further upbuilding work in Palestine and take measures to have Palestine benefit from the union of American-Jewish forces, which resulted from the decision of non-Zionists to participate in the upbuilding of Palestine, Mr. Rothenberg said.
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Zionist Organization, will address the conference.