Enlarged Jewish Agency is in Sight, Official Zionist Organ Says

With the removal of any differences that might have arisen over the report of the Joint Survey Commission, the entry of the enlarged Jewish Agency on its functions comes definitely within sight, writes the “New Judea,” official organ of the Zionist World Organization, in an editorial on the decisions of the Actions Committee at its Berlin meeting, to appear in its current issue. There will be widespread satisfaction at this result among Zionists, it says, and in time it may be shared even by those who have been and are most strongly opposed to the policy of admitting non-Zionists to the Agency Whatever the merits of that policy, there can be no question that the long-drawn-out ontroversy on the subject within the Zionist ranks has been a source of weakness to our movement. Its removal from the agenda should give all of us more time and energy for pressing problems. The successful working of the enlarged Agency demands a strong and united Zionist Organization; and it is not too much to ask of those who have opposed the scheme that they should loyally accept the decision of the majority and assist in closing up the ranks and in the solution of our in ternal problems.

The visible growth of the Jewish settlement in Palestine, the magazine writes, is the best instrument of Zionist propaganda, and insofar as the cooperation of non-Zionist elemenu helps to promote that growth, it will inevitably further the more general acceptance of the Zionist idea throughout the Diaspora. From that point of view the enlargement of the Agency is not merely a necessity dictated by the exigencies of the hour; it is a step in the direction of winning for the ideal of the national rebirth that primacy which it should rightly have in Jewish life. Zionism had necessarily to begin as a militant force, but it has now reached a stage at which its proper function in Jewish life becomes that of reconciliation on the basis of interest in a regenerated Jewish people in Palestine as something at least potentially common to all Jews. Those who would perpetuate the outlook and the tactics proper to the old days of militancy are trying to live in a world that no longer exists.

During the first week of the $2,000,000 campaign of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York trustees of the institution subscribed more than half the amount, it was announced today by DeWitt Millhauser, chairman of the campaign committee.

The largest single contribution has been $250,000 from Mr. and Mrs. George Biumential Mr. Blumenthal is president of the institution.

Among the contributions made by trustes are $150,000 donated by James Speyer, $100,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Wimplheime, $50,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Rosenield $30,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Goodhat Sidney S. Prince, and David A. Schulte. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson I. Asiel. Hugo Blumented Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Greenebaum and Je. Witt Millhauser contributed $25,000 each.

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