Chile Jews Roused to Aid Palestine, Form Labor Party
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Chile Jews Roused to Aid Palestine, Form Labor Party

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A Zionist-Socialist party has been founded here through the efforts of a group of former members of Zionist-Socialist organizations in Europe.

The founders of the new party hope thus to revive Zionism in Chile although there is scant opportunity for the party to carry on wide activities. There are only between eight and nine thousand Jews in Chile and there is no place here for party differences in the European or even in the American sense of the word.

The new party was founded in connection with the campaign for Labor Palestine which was carried on here by the representative of the Palestine Labor Fund, I. Razili of Palestine. About 15,000 pesos were collected for the fund, but since money may not be sent out of the country a shipment of salpetre valued at 200 pounds sterling was sent instead.

There has also been established here a League for Working Palestine, with sections in Valparaiso and Concepcion.

It is noteworthy that in Chile the Sephardim and Ashkenasim live in complete harmony with each other, and the Sephardim have contributed to the fund-campaigns for Labor Palestine.

Founding Funders

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  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund