Long Branch, N. J. (Jun. 26)
Problems facing the approaching world Zionist congress are substantially twofold; first, to secure greater cooperation on the part of the mandatory powers in execution of the terms of the mandate so that the Jewish national home may really be made available to those Jews who have to flee their own homes at this tragic moment; and, second, to discover how Jews throughout the world can speed up and enlarge the work of building up Palestine, through the Jewish Agency.
This was the opinion of Captain Abraham Tulin, member of the administrative committee of the Zionist organization of America, in an address delivered last night at a banquet climaxing the convention of the Order of the Sons of Zion.
Captain Tulin asserted that the solution of both problems will depend largely on the executives which the congress will select in both the economic and political fields.
“It is obvious from the nature of the problem,” he said, “that the new executive must be profoundly in sympathy with the objectives to be accomplished and must have the necessary skill to put the plan into execution.”
Grand Master Isaac Allen was toastmaster at the dinner. Other speakers included Sidney Matz, on “The Citrus Industry in Palestine”; and Joseph Hestrin, of Poale Zion, who eulogized Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff. A memorial prayer was chanted for the slain leader by Cantor Walitzky, of New York.
In a resolution deploring Hitler’s attacks on the Jews the convention by a rising vote went unanimously on record as “joining in the movement to boycott all German goods. manufactures, shipping and travel facilities.” Every member was urged to carry out the resolution to the fullest extent of his ability. The order pledged fullest support to the American League for the Defense of Jewish Rights, which is conducting the anti-German boycott in the nation. Dr. Coralnik came here yesterday specially to speak in favor of the resolution.
The convention was also addressed by Rabbi Meyer Berlin, of the World Mizrachi.
Greetings to the delegates were sent by Young Israel, New York Talmud Torah Teachers and Brith Trumpeldor.
More than 250 delegates and visitors from six states were present at yesterday’s sessions of the convention.
The grand master’s recommendation for the purchase of a farm site near New York to train chalutzim (Palestine settlers) was tabled until 1934.
The convention dispatched a message to Rabbi Hirsch Masliansky, wishing him a speedy recovery from his present illness.