Scroll with 12,000 Names is Presented to Ussishkin
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Scroll with 12,000 Names is Presented to Ussishkin

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A delegation of American Zionists appeared today before M. M. Ussishkin, the veteran Zionist leader and president of the Jewish National Fund, and handed him a scroll with 12,000 signatures of American Jews who contributed $50,000 towards the establishment of a colony in Palestine named in his honor.

The delegation consisted of M. S. Mark of Cincinnati and Saul Odess of Fall River, Mass., who were sent to Palestine for the purpose of presenting Mr. Ussishkin with the tribute of American Jewry.

The decision to establish in Palestine a colony named after Ussishkin, in recognition of his services to the Zionist movement, was adopted two years ago at the Zionist Congress, where Ussishkin’s seventieth birthday was honored with a special session.

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