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Dr. Weizmann’s Keren Hayesod Mission to South Africa: £ 7,000 Received by Jewish Agency As Advance

The Jewish Agency Office here has received to-day a sum of £7,000 from South Africa, as an advance on the amounts to be raised in the Keren Hayesod winter campaign there, which will be headed by Dr. Ch. Weizmann, the former President of the Jewish Agency.

The “Juedische Rundschau”, the official organ of the German Zionist Federation, announced about three weeks ago that the Executive of the Jewish Agency had approached Dr. Weizmann to ask him to conduct an extraordinary Keren Hayesod campaign in South Africa.

On enquiry at the Jewish Agency headquarters in London the J.T.A. was informed (reported in the J.T.A. Bulletin of August 22nd.) that Dr. Weizmann had been approached, and had consented, to go to South Africa in December to head the Keren Kayesod campaign.

This sum, sent on account of the campaign, will help the Jewish Agency to bridge over the present difficult situation, to which the Jewish Agency Executive drew attention in its manifesto issued last week (given in the J.T.A. Bulletin of the 5th. inst.), explaining that the Jewish Agency needs up to the end of September, apart from the regular income of the Keren Hayesod, a minimum amount of £100,000.

The fact that Dr. Weizmann has consented to head the South African campaign is regarded as an assurance of its success, so that it is possible to set aside already this considerable sum for the immediate needs of the Jewish Agency.