congress to be held in the Summer of 1935.
PURPOSE OF CONFERENCE
Elected representatives of all national Jewish organizations and communities, as well as representatives of all parties and factions within the Zionist movement, will be invited to the January conference on Palestine. The principal purpose of this conference will be to bring about the opening of Palestine to larger immigration to care for Jews compelled to leave their homes either because of oppression or lack of economic opportunity.
The day of the conference will be observed by American Jews as “Palestine Day,” when in lectures, radio programs and Palestine exhibits attention will be directed to the ideals and achievements of the Jewish people in Palestine.
In communication issued to Zionist districts, Hadassah chapters, Order Sons of Zion Camps and other Zionist units, the Zionists are asked to devote the next three months to the realization of this program.
“The Zionist Organization,” the communication reads, “now faces a burden of responsibility and an opportunity for the realization of its aims unaparalleled in its history. It is the most promising situation since the period of the Great War. Then, by organized efforts and tremendous propaganda, involving the cooperation of thousands of Zionists throughout the land, national recognition for the Jewish people and acknowledgment of Jewish historic rights in Palestine were won from the nations gathered at Versailles to make world peace. Today the rapid disintegration of the Jewish position in the Galuth and the unparalleled development of Palestine as a permanent haven of refuge for the victims of oppression make it imperative that we mobilize all the strength of the Jewish people to enlarge the scope and possibilities of the national home if large segments of our people are not to be allowed to perish.”