The acquisition and colonization of land in Palestine and the settlement of large numbers of Jews there are among the paramount objectives today in the development of the Jewish Homeland, Dr. Maurice Hexter, American member of the Jewish Agency Executive, told the national board of Hadassah.
Dr. Hexter was one of four speakers at a reception and tea given Saturday by the board at the home of Mrs. Benjamin Graham, 300 West End avenue. The others were Neville Laski, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews; Dr. Bernhard Kahn, European director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and Dr. Joseph Rosen, director of Agro-Joint activities in Russia.
BRITISH RAISE $1,900,000
The spirit of social service animating the Jews of England, who number 330,000, was made manifest, Mr. Laski said, in the raising of approximately $1,900,000 among them for Jewish refugees of Europe since the advent of Hitlerism in Germany.
Dr. Rosen declared that Biro-Bidjan is not in any sense in competition with Palestine as a place for Jewish settlement, pointing out that the new Russian autonomous state was never regarded as a homeland for the Jews of the world nor as a cultural center for Jews.