London (Nov. 1)
With the declaration that “when the present temporary difficulties are cleared out of the way there must be a fund ready for colonization activity,” the Keren Hayesod began its tenth anniversary campaign for Palestine funds today. Fifty thousand dollars have already been contributed in England.
During the week, the entire Jewish press will publish special issues devoted to the activities of the Hayesod, containing a review of its accomplishments during a decade of colonization work in Palestine.
Appeals by Chaim Weizmann, Nahum Sokolow, Felix M. Warburg, and Oscar Wasserman are being used to stimulate response to the Hayesod campaign, indicating that the Zionist leaders have not for a moment considered an even temporary cessation of colonization activity.
After the anniversary congress, Nahum Sokolow will proceed to South America to launch the Hayesod campaign there. He will stop in Belgium to organize the efforts of Belgian Jewry.
WORK CARRIED ON WITH RENEWED VIGOR
“Our work is being carried on with renewed vigor and energy, to demonstrate the Jewish determination to carry on the upbuilding of a National Home in Palestine,” said Leib Jaffe, director of the Keren Hayesod, in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “Within the first week, we have raised $50,000 in England. Three thousand Jewish communities will be approached for contributions; we want to make the English response exemplary.”
Pointing out that even the economic crisis in Eastern Europe had not been able to lower Jewish response to the Hayesod during the last two years, Mr. Jaffe said, “The Jewish people will continue their Palestine work disregarding all difficulties created by outside factors. It is necessary to colonize the land and to consolidate the colonies. It is of utmost importance that when the present difficulties are cleared from the way we should find a fund ready for continuing our work. The Hayesod campaign cannot be interrupted even for a momentary White Paper.”