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Mr. Nehemiah De Lieme 50

Mr. Nehemiah do Lieme, the Dutch Zionist leader, attained to-day his 50th. birthday.

Mr. de Lieme was very young when he joined the Zionist movement. He was only 25 when the Hague Zionist Congress was held in 1907, and he achieved a big position in the Zionist world movement. When the head office of the Jewish National Fund was removed to The Hague at the outbreak of the war, Mr. de Lieme joined the Committee together with Mr. Jacobus Kann, the late Jean Fischer, Mr. Julius Simon, and Dr. Max Schloessinger. He formulated the theses which were adopted by the Zionist Conference held in London in 1920 as the foundations of the land policy of the Jewish National Fund in Palestine. On the proposal of Judge Brandeis, M. de Lieme was elected a member of the Zionist Executive, and in the winter of 1920 he joined Mr. Julius Simon in conducting a thorough investigation into the Palestine work. They submitted a report, demanding a radical change in the methods of the Palestine work, and as these demands were not approved by the majority in the Zionist Organisation at the time, they both resigned form the Executive. Mr. de Lieme is still in close contact with the Brandeis group in America, and continues to be very active in Zionist affairs in Holland.

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