London (Sep. 11)
The Zionist Executive here has been informed by telegraph that 260 trained Chaluzim from Lemberg are ready to leave at once for Palestine, while 220 Chaluzim are awaiting embarkation in Bucharest, Roumania. These Chaluzim are proceeding on certificates granted on a previous schedule. There are still 700 certificates available.
It is understood that the Executive is considering applying the new immigration schedule immediately on the basis of estimates that employment for 5000 is now available. A special Immigration Fund may be created toward which substantial contributions have already been obtained.
The Executive is exercising great care that the assistance rendered the Yishub should be of a constructive nature rather than palliative. It expects to discontinue the Emergency Relief Appeal by Yom Kippur in order to enable the Palestine Foundation Fund to arrange a campaign for normal Zionist work, in addition to a reconstruction fund which is expected to amount to one half million pounds.
Reconstruction and housing committees are being organized for the whole country. E. R. Hoofien, Manager of the Anglo-Palestine Bank, may be named chairman of the committee and Mr. Mohl, of the Palestine Economic Corporation, may be named chairman of a separate district committee.
The reconstruction of Hebron is still under consideration.