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American J.N.F. Cables $1,700,000 to Palestine for Land Acquisition in Negev

The sum of $1,700,000 was cabled yesterday to the Jewish National Fund in Palestine for the acquisition of land in the Negev, Judge Morris Rothenberg, president of the American JNF, announced today.

In a cabled message to Dr. Abraham Granovsky, world chairman of the Fund, Judge Rothenberg said: “We are making this substantial sum available to indicate American Jewry’s eagerness to enable the Jewish National Fund to acquire additional land in the Negev for the new settlers, for whom we confidently expect the doors of Palestine will be opened as a result of the decision of the United Nations. Give our assurance to the Yishuv that we shall give the fullest measure of support to the accelerated program of the Keren Kayemeth in this crucial hour.”