Jerusalem (Jun. 21)
The receipts for the first seven months of the Jewish year (from October to April) amounted to Â£98,063, which is a decline on last year’s receipts, amounting in the same period to Â£117,026, the Jewish National Fund headquarters here state.
The decline is partly due to the inability of a number of European countries to export their contributions, resulting in an amount of some Â£6,000 being thus held up, it is stated. In addition there has been a serious drop in receipts from the United States of America (from Â£29,000 to Â£22,000).
Last year’s figure included an advance from South Africa of Â£5,750.
There has been an increase in receipts in Belgium, Holland, and Switzerland, while there has been a decline in Germany, Great Britain, all parts of Roumania and in Palestine, where Â£4,621 were received in the seven-month period.
The second half of the year usually brings in a larger sum than the first half, the statement concludes, expressing the belief that is a result of a number of efforts in various countries the total receipts for the year will not fall short of those of last year.