BASLE (Jul. 16)
How to enlarge the Jewish Agency for Palestine and to attract to it all elements of world Jewry was the question to which the entire morning session of the Agency’s Council was devoted. Rabbis Leo Jung and Samuel Schulman, both of New York, Joseph Sprinzak, Palestine Labor leader, and Rabbi Meyer Berlin, president of the Mizrachi (Orthodox Zionists) all made brief speeches recommending the expansion of the Agency.
At the suggestion of Rabbi Jung, a sub-committee was appointed to work out a detailed plan and to report to the Council before the session closes tomorrow at 6 P. M.
After the close of the general debate and an address by Dr. Cyrus Adler, acting-chairman of the Council, Nahum Sokolow, new president of the Jewish Agency, appealed to the Zionist and Non-Zionist delegates to concentrate all their efforts in order to have every group in American Jewry participate in the Agency. Sokolow closed his appeal by reading a letter of greeting from the recently created Italian Federation of Jewish Communities, and another from the Federation of Jewish Communities of Greece.
The morning session ended with an address by Israel Brodie, American Zionist leader, who outlined a program for accelerating the absorptive capacity of Palestine and presented figures to show how the industrial and agricultural work in Palestine can be expanded.