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J. C. A. Sees Good Prospects for Jewish Colonists in Brazil

Prospects for Jewish Colonization Association colonists in Brazil and Argentina are quite favorable, it was reported at a meeting of the JCA Council in Paris. The Council considered a report on the recent visit to South America of V. Girmousky, JCA director general. The meeting also adopted in principle a decision to extend its help to those North African Jews, who may soon be arriving in Brazil, who appear to be suitable for settlement on the land.

The Council also heard a report from JCA president Sir Henry d’Avigdor Goldsmid, M. P., on a recent visit to Morocco, where he was accompanied by George Womser and Mr. Girmousky. Sir Henry inspected the Association’s agricultural training center. It was reported that the artisan loan banks in North Africa–created jointly by JCA and the Joint Distribution Committee–continue to operate satisfactorily. One has just been opened at Marrakech and another is being started at Rabat.

Latest reports from JCA colonies in Israel indicated they were continuing to make progress. It was also reported that a decision had been taken to perpetuate the memory of Baron de Hirsch, JCA founder, by giving his name to a new colony to be set up this year in the Lachish development area.

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