Delegates from U.S., Canada Create Foundation for Jewish Colony in Palestine
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Delegates from U.S., Canada Create Foundation for Jewish Colony in Palestine

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share of $60, payable $1 monthly for a period of five years, the money to be deposited in Bank Hapoalim in Palestine. The Vaad, or board, of Hairuth Beth is also to be the Vaad of the loan society. Loans are to be made only to complete the cultivation of groves and are to be made for a maximum of three years at 6 per cent interest.

The conference thanked the Jewish National Fund for providing the land for the colony, the Histadruth and Yakhin for their co-operation.

This new Yishub is located on a piece of land extending to the Mediterranean. It is stated to be on first class ground and the groves are protected by a hill from the winds coming from the sea.

A. M. Koller, who with Zwi Yehuda is a leader of the Yakhim, was another guest at the conference.

Mr. Yehuda was enthusiastic over the result of the convention, and he lauded the conscientious, intelligent and determined efforts of the delegates. He also praised Unser Camp for its hospitality. Mr. Yehuda explained that of the 20 dunams allotted each settler, 10 dunams are to be set aside for the planting of oranges and the other 10 dunams to be used for mixed vegetable growing and for dairy farming.

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