Emphasis on the need for increased Jewish immigration into Palestine and the acquisition of more land for Jewish agricultural settlement in the country, appeared in the reports of Dr. Selig Brodetsky, head of the political department of the Zionist Executive, and Eliezer Kaplan, treasurer of the World Zionist Organization.
In a lengthy analysis of the political situation in Zionism, Dr. Brodetsky reviewed the efforts of the Jewish Agency for increased immigration, stating that it is of paramount importance that the struggle for accelerated immigration continue.
In reference to the land problem he urged that the Congress adopt practical plans based on national as well as private capital and the cooperation of the Palestine government to open new tracts of land for Jewish colonization.
Touching upon the situation created in Palestine by dumping, by Japan and other nations, he stressed the need to safeguard the internal market of the country and to secure its external market. The present status of Palestine, which, as a mandated territory, must maintain an open door for all League members while it is denied the right to enter into reciprocal agreements to benefit its trade, he said, must now be corrected by the Mandatory Power and the League of Nations.
“Palestine must not be allowed to drift towards economic ruin,” he declared, “by having to bear simultaneously the evils of a colonial and a non-colonial status.”