Economic Foundations of Palestine Unshaken
Menu JTA Search

Economic Foundations of Palestine Unshaken

Download PDF for this date

The economic foundations of the Jewish community in Palestine are unshaken, declared Sigfried Hoofien, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Jaffa district, at a meeting of the Chamber. Individuals have suffered and some have been ruined, he declared, “but even a conquering army sustains casualties. Trade and industry require tranquility but the Jews have shown in the last four months an ability to carry on under war-like conditions.”

Representatives of the Arab Chamber of Commerce were invited to the meeting but begged off because their own meeting was held at the same time.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund