Experts in U.S. and Palestine Planning Settlement of 1,000,000 Refugees in Holy Land

To prepare for the settlement in Palestine of a million Jewish refugees soon after the war and of additional numbers later, a body of technical experts in this country and another in Palestine are assembling data and laying plans for what may involve into a five-year plan for Palestine’s economic development, it was announced here last night by Dr. Emanuel Neumann, of New York.

Dr. Neumann, a former member of the World Zionist Executive in Jerusalem and now chairman of the economic studies and planning committee of the American Zionist Emergency Council, described the scope and objectives of the economic studies at the final session of the twentieth annual convention of Junior Hadassah, the Young Women’s Zionist Organization of America, in the Hotel Statler. Dr. Neumann estimated that the cost of settling one million immigrants in Palestine may reach up to one billion dollars.

The convention adopted a statement hailing “the Jews of Russia, as all other peoples of that land, for their undaunted valor and magnificent fighting skill against the Nazi-Fascist forces.” It approved a budget of $118,000 for its youth education and social service projects in Palestine. Miss Naomi Chertoff of New York, was unanimously reelected president.

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