of prominent leaders. An announcement naming the honorary presidents and other officers of the Campaign will be issued shortly by Mr. Warburg.
The agreement has been worked out in consultation with the Zionist Organization of America, the Hadassah and the Mizrachi, whose full cooperation in the campaign is assured.
Mr. Warburg, in issuing this announcement, stated:
“The agreement, when confirmed by the Joint Distribution Committee, will draw into the closet and friendliest cooperation the men and women who have unselfishly worked for both causes separately until this combined campaign was planned. It is of the utmost importance that the cordial good will and harmony under which this campaign will now be projected should be preserved and utilized to the greatest extent.
“In Eastern Europe, in Russia, in Poland, Roumania and Lithuania and the Central European countries where millions of our brethren live, there is an urgent need for continuing reconstructive aid, for credits and trade school, for medical, child care, cultural and industrial assistance, for the creation of employment possibilities and to enable millions of our co-religionists to find a footing in their struggle for a livelihood.
“In Palestine, it is unecessary for me to dwell on the conditions that prevail in consequence of the uprising which took on such tragic proportions. Undeterred by these occurrences, the work of reconstruction will proceed, for the well-being of Palestine and all its peoples. Important problems of the Jewish Agency program press for solution; they require a good deal of patience and effort; and the Agency must count on the loyal and undivided support of all Jews who labor in behalf of Palestine. In the formation of the Agency it was confidently expected that all groups and sections of American Jewry would join forces in bringing their strength and means to the support of the Jewish Agency. Through this campaign we shall help to achieve that purpose.
“In this blending of effort for our people in Eastern Europe and for the promotion of the program of the Jewish Agency for Palestine we will bring about, I feel confident, a measure of harmony and cooperation which will serve not merely these great causes, but which will lead toward a lasting and permanent unity in American Israel.”