American Jews, Including 11 from New York, to Leave for Settlement in Palestine

Twenty-five American Jews will leave for Palestine on December 21st, in order to settle as colonists, according to an announcement made yesterday by Dr. S. Bernstein, Director of the Palestine Department of the Zionist Organization of America, 111 Fifth Avenue. Eleven of these prospective settlers are from New York; the others come from New Jersey, Ohio, and Massachusetts.

At the same time Dr. Bernstein made public the report of the Palestine Government which shows that during 1928 two hundred and fifty American Jews immigrated to Palestine as settlers. The total capital brought into the Jewish Homeland by these colonists amounted to $3,000,000.

In announcing these figures, Dr. Dr. Bernstein said:

“The misconception prevails that the only Jews to whom Palestine offers advantages as a land of settlement are those of Eastern Europe. The report for 1928 of the Palestine Government shows that American Jewry sent 250 colonists to Palestine. This makes America third in the list of countries which contributed to the Jewish population of Palestine. Poland was first with 395 settlers and Russia second with 301.”

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