recently been leveled at it that it has been ineffective. He also reported that Mrs. Warburg, now in Palestine, is “full of enthusiasm” for the work being done there. During the course of his remarks he said:
“Although the Jewish Agency for Palestine may not have achieved all the economic and political objectives which its sponsors had in view, it has, nevertheless, been an important factor in cementing Jewish communities throughout the world. If the Agency’s effectiveness cannot be measured by the stimulation it has given to Jewish development in Palestine, its possibilities may me judged by the harmonious action which it has produced in our own country. Any institution which can create a common platform, on which Jews of all shades of opinion may unite, may be termed a success. By pointing in the direction of a united front, the Jewish Agency has had a valuable influence in indicating the proper frame of mind in which all current Jewish problems must be approached.
“I have received the best of reports in regard to the spirit prevailing in Palestine. Mrs. Warburg and my son have just ended a most pleasant stay in Palestine and they left the country with a great deal of regret, full of enthusiasm and admiration for the spirit of the people and the actual achievements there.
“We might well regard what we are doing in Palestine as an investment in the social stability of the world as well as of the Jewish people.”
“It was not very pleasant, but last night I heard an official of the American Government bragging of the fact that more people left the United States this year than came in,” Dr. Adler said. “It has now come to the point where we speak of emigration and not immigration. This condition does not mean prosperity for a country. Therefore, if in Palestine, the immigration is larger than that of any nation comparatively, we know that the work in Palestine is progressing.
“This is probably best indicated by a reference which I saw in a recent issue of ‘The Near East and India’, which pointed out that during the last year there had been brought into Palestine from Jewish sources some 2,000,000 pounds for business purposes. In addition, 1,000,000 pounds were deposited in Palestine banks because of the belief that the money was safer than elsewhere.”
That the Jew in Eastern European countries is “still made the scapegoat” was the charge made by Rabbi Samuel Schulman, of Temple Emanu-El, New York, in an address reviewing the position of the Jew in the world today with