Buenos Aires (Aug. 19)
The Argentine League for Working Palestine has called a national conference of its twenty-five divisions for September 2.
The combined membership of the twenty-five sections of the League, numbers 1,200. More than half the sections were started this year during a campaign carried on by I. Razili, Palestinian representative of the Palestine Labor Fund.
The campaign for the fund had brought in 12,000 pesos, when it was interrupted by the campaign for the establishment of German Jews in Palestine, an action prompted by the London appeal. Moreover, the most important province, Entre Rios, which usually subscribes generously to all Jewish causes, could not participate in the fund-raising this year because of the last year’s poor harvest.
A number of the new sections of the League are in the colonies, and the principal members are children of the second and third generations of the local immigrant group. The older colonists are sympathetic to labor Palestine and take great pride in the nationalist activity of their children.
The colonists here have a custom of allocating certain stretches of their land for national causes and contributing to the cause the sums raised by selling the crops of those acreages. This year the Palestine Labor Fund was added to the purposes so aided and was assigned forty-eight hectares (118.6 acres). Of these, ten are in the Mosesvil region, ten in Bernasconi (Pampa), ten in Tres Lagunas and ten in the Lapin colony.