“onward to Galilee” Drive Launched by J.N.F. at Detroit Convention

AN “ONWARD TO GALILEE” CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED HERE TODAY AT THE THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND OF AMERICA, ATTENDED BY 1,500 DELEGATES AND GUESTS WHO HEARD A MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT BROADCAST FROM LONDON BY DR. CHAIM WEIZMANN, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION.

DR. ISRAEL GOLDSTEIN, J.N.F. PRESIDENT, ANNOUNCED THAT AN AREA OF 50,000 DUNAMS (ABOUT 10,000 ACRES) HAS BEEN DESIGNATED IN THE UPPER GALILEE AS AN AMERICAN LAND REDEMPTION PROJECT. FUNDS FOR THE PROJECT, HE STATED, WILL BE PROCURED THROUGH SALE OF HULEH GIFT BONDS, SO NAMED FOR THE CHIEF RECLAMATION AREA IN THE GALILEE.

CITING POSSIBILITY OF CONFUSION BETWEEN THE FUND’S LAND ACQUISITION CAMPAIGN AND PROJECTED CREATION OF A JEWISH STATE, DR. GOLDSTEIN DECLARED ACQUISITION OF LAND WAS ESSENTIAL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, SINCE WHATEVER LAND WAS REDEEMED REMAINED FOREVER THE PROPERTY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SENT A MESSAGE CONGRATULATING THE FUND “UPON ITS SUBSTANTIAL PAST ACHIEVEMENTS” AND EXTENDING BEST WISHES FOR CONTINUED PROGRESS. OTHER MESSAGES WERE RECEIVED FROM LORD SNELL, FORMER COLONIAL SECRETARY L.S. AMERY, SIR NORMAN ANGELL, EMILE VANDERVELDE, BELGIAN STATESMAN, AND GOVERNOR HERBERT H. LEHMAN.

THE TWO-DAY CONVENTION, WHICH OPENED LAST NIGHT, WAS CONCLUDED TONIGHT WITH A BANQUET ADDRESSED OVER THE TELEPHONE FROM NEW HAVEN, BY DR. STEPHEN S. WISE, PRESIDENT OF THE ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA.

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