NEW YORK (Dec. 15)
Satisfaction over the settlement of the conflict in the United Palestine Appeal was expressed in a cable received here today from the executive of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, addressed to Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, head of the American branch of the Agency.
Expressing “complete solidarity” with the American members of the Jewish Agency executive, the message said: “We particularly desire to stress that the American section of the Jewish Agency, with its past record of great accomplishment in the political field, is entrusted, now as heretofore, with full responsibility for representing, guiding and supervising all activities on behalf of the Zionist movement and the Jewish Agency on the American scene and all organized effort connected with the upbuilding of Israel.”
The executive noted with “particular satisfaction that the status and integrity of the historic Zionist funds has been maintained and their authority upheld” in effecting last week’s agreement which clarified the questions of disbursement of United Palestine Appeal funds and representation within the U.P.A. The cable lauded the “valuable cooperation” of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds in the negotiations and stressed its appreciation of the “statesmanship and patience” displayed by the leaders of the Zionist funds under the guidance of the American section of the Jewish Agency and the “sense of responsibility shown by all concerned.”
Recording its “high appreciation” of the efforts of the Keren Hayesod and the Jewish National Fund toward the resettlement of immigrants in Israel, the Jerusalem executive expressed the hope that “backed by the wholehearted support of American Jewry, the U.P.A. will continue to function in the future, as in the past, as a unifying central fund raising agency for the upbuilding of Israel.” The two funds are beneficiaries of the U.P.A.