“The wave of hate which is sweeping Europe comes to the Boundaries of Jewish life, and is not even kept out of the environs of Palestine itself,” declared Berl Locker, member of the World Zionist Executive, to more than 1,000 members and guests of the National Labor Committee for Palestine at a farewell banquet held Saturday evening at the Central Plaza, for the 400 delegates and co-workers who are returning to Palestine next week after a year’s campaigning in the United States.
“The Histadruth has tried to ease the Jewish sorrows in the last bitter years, made possible a hope of home and a means of livelihood for thousands whose children are in Palestine,” said Mrs. Goldie Meyerson, of the Palestine Labor Delegation.
“Fascism from without and hate within stand in the way of the growth of the new Jewish endeavor and strength,” pointed out Joe Sprinzak, Palestinian Labor leader, who has been touring the country in the interests of the Gewerkschaften campaign.
More than $18,000 was contributed by various chapters of the Histadruth to be used in Palestine. Moses Nathanson gave a program of Palestinian songs.
Guests who were introduced by chairman Isaac Hamlin, general executive secretary of the National Labor Committee for Palestine, included Joseph Schlossberg, general secretary of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union; Morris Feinstein, secretary of the United Hebrew Trades; Louis Segal, national secretary of the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance; Mrs. Sophie Udin, national executive of the Pioneer Women’s Organization; H. Ehrenrich, Poale Zion-Zeiri Zion party, Philip Cruso, one of the directors of the National Labor Committee for Palestine, who has just returned from a successful visit to Mexico on behalf of the Palestine campaign; Professor Haim Feinman, chairman of the National Labor Committee in Philadelphia; and Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, of the Physicians’ Committee of the Hebrew University, director of the Beth Israel Hospital.