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Jewish Telegraphic Agency Praised As Unique Service to Jews by London “pioneer”

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In the February issue of the “Pioneer” of London, a journal devoted to Palestine, an editorial comments on the work of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The “Pioneer” says:

“It is ten years since this Agency, first known as the Jewish Correspondence Bureau, was established. The work which it did in making the facts of what was happening in Palestine known to the Jewish world, and through its arrangements with Reuters and the Associated Press of America, to public opinion in Europe and America, entitle it to well merited congratulations.

“We cordially associate ourselves with the tribute paid to its efficiency by the official publication of the Zionist Organization of America. Faced with the necessity of bringing out of Palestine news which local authorities made every effort to censor or suppress, it says, the agents of the J.T.A. often sent the dispatches at the risk of their lives, and had the task of transmitting the information been in the hands of any other news distributing organization it is problematical whether the complete news would have been given, and whether the Jewish aspect would have been emphasized. In this country, it is largely due to its efforts that Jewry was enable to counteract the fierce agitation of such journals as the ‘Daily Mail’ and their endeavors by devious means to distort the facts of the situation.

“Throughout its ten years of existence the J.T.A. has stood on guard, keeping the Jewish and non-Jewish world informed of Jewish happenings in every corner of the globe through its 153 trained correspondents in every center of Jewish life, communicating their dispatches through the offices of the Agency in London, New York, Jerusalem, Warsaw, Berlin and Paris, so that within twenty-four hours any item of importance to any Jewish group in any part of the world is known to every newspaper reader. It is a unique service to have rendered world Jewry.”

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