NEW YORK (Dec. 3)
Sounding a sombre keynote at the first celebration held in the United States of the Golden Jubilee of the Jewish National Fund, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the American section of the Jewish Agency, today declared that “Jews in American must begin to worry about Israel, not only be enthusiastic and proud; they must understand that their future, their status and stature in the world depend on the future and destiny of Israel.”
Dr. Goldmann spoke at a banquet of the J.N.F. of Brooklyn, which was attended by over 2,000 persons. Among the other major speakers were Benjamin G. Browdy, president of the Zionist Organization of America, and Dr. Harris J. Levine, president of the J.N.F. of America.
Mr. Browdy urged the American Government to extend to Israel a grant-in-aid of half a billion dollars as part of the American program of helping democracies throughout the world. “Israel,” Mr. Browdy said, “should not be expected to stand alone.”