Freiman Advances “five-year-in-one” Zionist Fund Plan

A plan for purchasing $1,000,000 worth of land in Palestine for settlement of refugees, was advanced by A. J. Freiman, at the Ontario Zionist Region conference yesterday. Mildly criticizing the part played by Canadian Jewry

in relieving the distress of the German Jews, he suggested that instead of an annual campaign for funds the Zionist Organization should embark on a five-year campaign in one year.

He told the delegates, “This is a straight business proposition. If a man gives a hundred dollars annually to the Zionist cause, we will ask him to give, not in money but in pledges, donations for five years. His notes for four hundred dollars, one for each of the four succeeding years, will be taken to the bank and a loan secured on them. In this way we will be able to raise half a million dollars and buy land for twice this sum.”

The conference adopted a resolution opposing Canadian participation in the Berlin Olympics.

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