NEW YORK (Feb. 19)
The National Administrative Council of the Zionist Organization of America decided to increase the Z.O.A. share in the Huleh reclamation project from 5,000 dunam, as pledged at the meeting in Chicago three months ago, to 6,000 dunam, it was announced today.
“The reclamation of the Huleh, involving 60,000 dunam, is the greatest engineering enterprise undertaken in the history of the Jewish Homeland, and, when completed, will turn the pestilential region into the bread basket of the Jewish State, helping in a great measure to obviate the food shortage which is now Israel’s most crushing problem, “Dr. Sidney Marks, Z.O.A. executive director, declared.