Life of North American Jewry in Review
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A proposal that the League of Nations extend recognition to the Jews as a nation by inviting them to occupy a chair in the League was made at the fourteenth annual New England Zionist convention which opened here Saturday.

Elihu D. Stone, who declined to head the Zionist region for the fourteenth year, speaking at the banquet held following an all-day session, declared, “If countries like Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, occupy chairs in the League of Nations, the time has come for the official representative of the Jewish nation to occupy a chair in the League of Nations on the basis of equality and dignity.”

“Such recognition,” he said, “granted to the Jewish people by the League of Nations, would not only be an act of justice, but would be statesmanship of the highest order.”


Louis Lipsky, American member of the World Zionist Executive said that conditions in Germany and other parts of Europe have resulted in an exodus into Palestine such as took place into the United States during the 1880’s.

“The eyes of the disinherited turn now to Zion,” said Mr. Lipsky. “They come into Palestine to lay their own foundations and not merely to attach themselves to foundations others have built. They are making a new life for themselves in which their own ideals and traditions dominate.”

The convention expressed protest against the immigration restrictions in Palestine against new-comers and urged support of the United Jewish Appeal, engaged in raising funds for the relief of German expatriates.

Benjamin Evarts was elected president of the New England Zionist Region for the coming year. Other officers named were Max Kabatznick of Boston, secretary; Henry Yozell of Lynn, treasurer; Jacob Rabinovitch of Boston, chairman of the finance committee. Others named to administrative positions were Eldar Markson, Lillian Riner and Bernard W. Marcus.

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