NEW YORK (Nov. 29)
A budget of $100,000 for the support of health and welfare projects in Palestine was adopted here today at the closing session of the nineteenth annual convention of Junior Hadassah. The delegates also went on record confirming the organization’s policy of cooperation between Jews and Arabs in Palestine and paid tribute to Miss Henrietta Szold, veteran American-born leader of Hadassal.
Discussing Junior Hadassah’s participation in the war effort an the home front, the delegates set themselves a 1943 goal of $1,000,000 in war bonds and pledged utmost “support and sacrifice” to the war effort. Miss Naomi Chertoff of this city was elected president of Junior Hadassah for the coming year.
In a message read to the convention yesterday, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, stated that the end of the war will not automatically bring and end to the Jewish problem. He warned the delegates against complacency concerning the post-war solution of the difficulties facing the Jews of Europe. The restoration of the rights of the Jews on a basis of equality with other inhabitants in every land is only a partial solution of the problem, he stated. To be complete, the solution must include the recognized legal right of the Jewish people to rebuild Palestine as a Jewish commonwealth, free to Jewish immigration, immigration, land acquisition and economic development measured only by the country’s capacity and the creative ability of its builders.