on the progress of this sentiment is the acknowledgment from all sides that Palestine has been scarcely touched by the crisis that has encompassed the rest of the world. Since there is no means of livelihood in Austria and no hope for a means of livelihood, they prefer to migrate to Palestine rather than to western lands. For this there are many reasons:
First, immigration to Palestine is not as completely restricted as immigration to other lands. Secondly, the other countries have their own economic troubles and hold out little hope for the Jews; thirdly, in these other lands ten times as large a capital would be required for business as is necessary in Palestine.
While many factors are conducive to the inspiration of a movement toward Palestine upon the part of middle class Jewry in Palestine, organization and information are lacking to convert this sentiment into a real movement. Bureaus, able and willing to advise such prospective immigrants on economic possibilities to Palestine are necessary but at present unavailable here.
In this group of prospective immigrants are Jews with money; some with ready businesses, others with small financial means, still others, industrial and commercial experts; and with old business connections in the Orient. All these groups need the advice and counsel of a competent, trustworthy organization versed on the practical aspects of Palestine settlement.
The vital necessity today in Austria is an information bureau which is able and willing to offer information and advice.