Prague (Sep. 5)
Dr. Leo Motzkin, veteran Zionist leader, was elected as chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the official body on all questions concerning Palestine. Neville Laski of England was elected co-chairman.
The Administrative Committee confirmed the Executive of the Jewish Agency elected by the Eighteenth World Zionist Congress and also confirmed all the resolutions adopted by the Congress. The committee complained about the smallness of the budget adopted by the Congress and recommended extraordinary efforts to increase the income of the World Zionist Organization. The Congress had adopted a budget of 175,000 pounds.
At the same time the committee suggested the appointment of a special commission for Palestine to regulate the amortization of the Jewish Agency debts. Some 75,000 pounds of the budget adopted is to pay for the accumulated debts.
The next session of the Administrative Committee is to be held next spring in Palestine, providing the Actions Committee makes a similar decision.