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Palestine Building Funds: £114,833 Received by Keren Hayesod in First Six Months of Current Jewish

The net income of the Keren Hayesod from all sources during the first six months of the current Jewish year, amounted to £114,833, the Keren Hayesod Head Office informs the J.T.A. Nearly a third of this sum-£36,636, came from the United States of America.

The net income during the first six months of the year 5692 showed an increase of £5,895 over the same period in 5691, the statement proceeds. Baron Edmond de Rothschild’s special contribution of £20,000 was an important contribution during the preceding year. No such extra contributions are recorded for this year.

It is expected, it adds, that corresponding amounts may be counted upon for the rest of the year if the campaigns in the various countries, especially in the United States, are maintained to the same extent through the summer months. Despite the economic crisis in practically every country, the Keren Hayesod has in the first six months of the current year maintained its income on the level of that of 5691 (1930-31).