The Central Bureau for Industrial and Agricultural Information, established and maintained by the American Economic Committee for Palestine, has been recognized by the Jewish Agency for Palestine as the central source for economic information regarding the country, according to word received here.
The Jewish Agency has decided to join other Palestine economic bodies in making the Central Bureau the clearing house for economic information to immigrants, Israel B. Brodie, president of the American Economic Committee for Palestine, announced yesterday. The committee was organized in 1932 to foster the economic development of Palestine and the encouraging of private initiative is among its aims. The organization also maintains an economic bureau here at 522 Fifth Ave.
Mr. Brodie’s announcement was made in his report on the activities of the committee during the past six months which revealed that over seventy percent of the inquiries cleared by the Tel Aviv bureau had come from German Jewish middle-class refugees.
“In designating the American Economic Committee for Palestine, the central source for industrial and agricultural information, the Jewish Agency puts the stamp of official approval on the activities of our Tel Aviv Bureau, which the Jewish community of Palestine and prospective immigrants abroad have for some time come to regard as the authoritative medium for reliable and impartial information on all phases of Palestine economic life. The action of the Jewish Agency comes six months after the national organizations representing Palestine labor, industry, commerce, agriculture and horticulture united in agreeing to centralize all their informational activities in our Bureau,” Mr. Brodie stated.
The report continues:
“Since April, our Tel Aviv Bureau has been literally besieged by German Jewish ‘middle-class’ refugees seeking information and direction for their rehabilitation in Palestine. At present such German refugees constitute well over 70% of the inquirers serviced at the Bureau. A considerable number of these immigrants possess productive experience and capital ranging from Â£1,000 to Â£20,000.
“The Bureau has been guiding German business men in transferring and reestablishing their factories and stores in Palestine. It is facilitating the establishment of new industrial and commercial enterprises and is aiding in the expansion of existing undertakings. Reports received from Tel-Aviv list specific