London (Nov. 13)
The responsibility for the upbuilding of Palestine now rests on all Jewry, declared Lord Melchett in a letter he addressed from Paris to the British Keren Hayesed Conference held here on Sunday.
Referring to the recent New York conference of non-Zionists, Lord Melchett added that Jewry’s activity in behalf of Palestine is now on trial before the world tribunal, Lord Melchett in his letter paid tribute to Louis Marshall, chairman of the New York conference.
Simon Marks, president of the British Keren Hayesod, who presided, declared that due to his titanic labor, Dr, Weizmann had succeeded in uniting the Jewish communities in the United States and opening the way for world Jewry to assume its rightful responsibility toward Palestine. He was particularly proud of the part played by Lord Melchett at the New York conference.
A report on the income of the Keren Hayesod, showed that the annual collection of the British Keren Hayesod amounted to Â£28,423, with a gross expenditure of 20% of the collections. The Jewish National Fund in England raised during the year Â£24,213. England is now fifth on the list in its contributions to the Zionist funds. “Our aim is to stand second to America,” Mr. Marks declared.