Jonah J. Goldstein Sails for Palestine to Aid in Investigation of Riots

Jonah J. Goldstein, president of the Jewish Club, Member of Executive Committee of the Joint Distribution Committee and of the Administrative Committee of the Zionist Organization of America, sailed Thursday night on the S. S. “Bremen” for Palestine to aid in the investigation now being carried on there as the result of the recent Arab Jewish disturbances. Mr. Goldstein, who was accompanied by Mrs. Goldstein, will also inquire into the methods of distribution and the extent of the need for relief being carried on in Palestine by the Palestine Emergency Fund. Mrs. Goldstein, formerly Harriet Lowenstein, is the controller of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Mr. Goldstein undertook his mission at the request of Felix M. Warburg, New York banker and philanthropist, who is chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine. “Mr. Goldstein is proceeding to Palestine to assist in the finding of the facts concerning the losses of life and property there. He knows and has a great deal of experience with Jewish people and is bound to understand the people over there as well.

“He is a very capable lawyer, will be most welcome there and we expect that he will bring back a full report concerning the Palestine events. While there he will assist the Jewish Agency in every possible way,” Mr. Warburg said.

Mr. Goldstein before his departure defined his mission to Palestine as one of justice. “I believe that I interpret the sentiment of American Jewry when I say that the Jews of America are not interested in revenge but in justice. They are interested in the facts of yesterday only inasmuch as they affect the work of tomorrow. Mr. Warburg, the champion of peace, good will and reconstruction, has asked me to represent him in Palestine and the least I could do is to proceed there,” Mr. Goldstein said.

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