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Dr. Landauer declared that Palestine is the only country which can absorb a large amount of German Jewish refugees.

Mr. Rothenberg, head of the Zionist Organization of America, urged concentration of all Jewish energies upon upbuilding the Jewish National Home in Palestine.

An appeal for support of the Labor Zionists was delivered by Rabbi Wohl.

Officers elected for the coming year are: Joseph Schlossberg, chairman; David Dubinsky and David Pinsky, associate chairmen; Morris Finestone, chairman of the Administrative Committee; Max Zaritsky, national treasurer; Abe Miller, associate treasurer, and Isaac Hamlin, national secretary.

Speaking at Saturday’s session Baruch Zuckerman, vice-president of the World Zionist Actions Committee, painted a gloomy picture of the future of the Jews for the next twenty-five years in the Diaspora.

He declared that half the Polish Jews must be transported to Palestine in the next twenty-five years to escape extinction. German Jews, he prophesied, will not recover their lost jobs for a long time. He cited growing discrimination against the Jew in the United States.


Zalman Rubashow, editor of the Palestine Labor daily, Davar, denounced the mandatory power as a detriment to the upbuilding of the Jewish homeland in Palestine. “We have lost our illusions about Great Britain,” he said.

“If England didn’t deter us,” Rubashow declared, “we could take 100,000 Jews into Palestine every year.” Later he said, “We have long forgotten Britain’s promise of building a Jewish homeland in Palestine. England wants as few Jews as possible in Palestine so that the Arabs won’t complain.”

He predicted mass migration of Jews to Palestine and said that the future of the Holy Land rests in the hands of organized Jewish labor.

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