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Zionist Group Backs $1,000,000 Drive for Palestine Labor Bodies

The Poale Zion-Zeire Zion Organization, holding its 23rd convention here, today adopted a $1,000,000 Gewerkshaften campaign quota for the benefit of the Palestine Jewish Labor Federation (Histadruth) and other labor institutions in the Holy Land. The quota is double the amount raised in the past two years.

David Wertheim, national secretary, in his annual report announced that the organization’s membership had increased to 10,000, with an added 25,000 in four affiliated groups the League for Labor Palestine, the Pioneer Women’s Organization, the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance and the Youth Habonim. Mr. Wertheim reported that the organization now has branches in 88 cities.

A symposium was to be held this evening on world Jewish problems and American Jewry’s role in the up building of Palestine. Scheduled speakers were Baruch Zuckerman and Dr. S. Sokol, formerly of Vienna. The conference will close on Sunday.