Menu JTA Search

Jewish Fleet of 25 Ships Planned in Palestine

WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS A FLEET OF SOME 25 SEA GOING VESSELS, COASTAL STEAMERS AND FISHING BOATS, FLYING THE JEWISH FLAG, WILL BE PLOWING THE MEDITERRANEAN AS THE JEWISH HOMELAND EXTENDS ITS AREA OF COLONIZATION INTO THE UNPARTITIONED SEA.

THIS FLEET IS INCLUDED IN THE IMMEDIATE PLANS OF NACHSHON, LTD., THE MARITIME ORGANIZATION OF PALESTINIAN JEWISH LABOR, WHOSE EMISSARY, MRS. GOLDIE MYERSON, HAS ARRIVED HERE TO SEEK $550,000 FROM AMERICAN JEWRY THROUGH SALE OF 100,000 SHARES OF STOCK.

THE LONG-RANGE PLANS OF NACHSHON AS DESCRIBED BY MRS. MYERSON IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY, ARE MORE AMBITIOUS. WITH $10,000,000, THERE COULD BE ESTABLISHED AGRO-FISHING VILLAGES, FISHERIES AND CANNING INDUSTRIES AND A GREAT MARITIME INDUSTRY, MRS. MYERSON SAID.

COINCIDENT WITH THE RAPID GROWTH OF PALESTINE’S MARITIME INDUSTRIES, DECLARED MRS. MYERSON, THE JEWISH POPULATION’S INTEREST IN THE SEA IS GROWING, SPURRED BY THE SUCCESS OF THE INFANT TEL AVIV PORT, THE EXPERIMENTS IN A JEWISH MERCHANT MARINE — AND NOT LEASTLY, THE NECESSITY OF HAVING A MARITIME ASPECT OF JEWISH ECONOMIC LIFE WELL BEGUN IF AND WHEN A JEWISH STATE IS ESTABLISHED THROUGH PARTITION.

NEXT STORY