WASHINGTON (Sep. 24)
An expanded program of economic aid to Israel through Z.O.A. projects and for increased activity on the American scene, calling for a total budget of $5,000,000 a year, was submitted by Louis A. Falk, chairman of the Z.O.A. projects fund, to the national administrative council of the Zionist Organization of America here last night. Of the total, $3,000,000 would be spent on Israel projects and $2,000,000 on an American program.
Benjamin G. Browdy, president of Z.O.A., in an address to the conference, pledged the Z.O.A. to fulfillment of the program set by the 23rd World Zionist Congress and called on all factions in the American Zionist movement to unite and submerge their differences to the overall objective of making Israel strong and ensuring its economic stability.
He said that the best way for American Zionists to answer doubts and misunderstandings would be for “American Zionists and American Jewry to show by deeds their true character and high destiny.” He said the Z.O.A. would keep its pledge to sell $100,000,000 of State of Israel bonds and said the Z.O.A. has sold the major portion of the bonds already sold in this country.
Abraham A. Redelheim, chairman of the council, joined in the call for a united front dedicated to the ultimate realization of the entire Zionist program. He said the wrangling among various factions that had marked the first stages of the Congress sessions in Jerusalem are now “water over the dam” and all have united on the program of work adopted.