Agency and the directing head of the Palestine Emergency Fund. Mr. Warburg presided over the meeting which took place late Monday afternoon in the Federation building.
Dr. Hexter, who has just arrived in this country, attended the recent meeting of the Political Committee of the Jewish Agency at London. Alluding to the strong feeling which had found expression in the protests of Jewish groups throughout the world against the suspension of labor certificates for Jewish immigrants to Palestine, Dr. Hexter said that while the relationship between the Arabs and Jews in the holy land was tense, he believed that through the friendly mediation of the British government concrete plans could be brought about for better understanding and possible cooperation between these two groups.
PLANS REQUIRE COLLABORATION
Such plans, Dr. Hexter said, would need the collaboration both of the government, the Arabs and the Jews to achieve such an understanding. Despite the many difficulties in the way, which had been aggravated by the findings of the Shaw Commission, and by the suspension of the immigration certificates, Dr. Hexter stated that responsible leaders of the Jewish group still hope that they can continue to repose confidence in the British government and in the assurances so often reiterated that the terms of the Mandate would be carried out.
Referring to the Palestine Emergency Fund, for which over $2,000,000 have been collected in the United States under the direction of David A. Brown, Dr. Hexter said that this sum together with contributions raised in England, Germany, Eastern Europe and elsewhere had made possible the granting of immediate relief to the victims of the recent disturbances in Palestine and to their families and the putting into effect of a program of reconstruction and rehabilitation.