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Palestine Development Council

  • Tributes to Deceased Ex-president Continue to Pour in

    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has received enumerable messages from prominent Jews of the nation expressing their keen regret at the death of Woodrow Wilson. Following are a few of the messages received: Dr. Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Zionist Organization: “The Jewish people mourns deeply the passing of Woodrow Wilson, one of the greatest… More ▸

  • American Organizations to Invest in Rutenberg Project

    The American Joint Distribution Committee and the Palestine Development Council, headed by Judge Louis D. Brandeis, have finally decided to participate in the Rutenberg plan to electrify Palestine. The initial investment of these two organizations in the venture will be over half a million dollars in cash. More ▸

  • Judge Mack Opposes Zangwill on Zionism

    In an address at a forum meeting at the Men’s Club of Temple Israel, 210 W. 91st St., last night. Federal Judge Julian W. Mack, President of the Palestine Development Council, replied to Israel Zangwill’s views of the Palestinian question, which the British writer expressed before the American Jewish Congress two weeks ago. Judge Mack… More ▸

  • P.d.c. Asks $700,000 to Help Palestine

    The Palestine Development Council at a meeting yesterday at the Hotel Pennsylvania adopted a resolution providing for the immediate raising of $700,000 to be paid for stock in the Palestine Cooperative Company and applied to credit development in Palestine. During the discussion of the resolution Rabbi Louis Witt of St. Louis appealed for a larger… More ▸

  • Brandeis Group Doing Its Own Work, Says Judge Mack

    Declaring that the Palestine Development Council was doing its own work in Palestine, J dge Julian W. Mack. President of the Council, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent he was unable to make any statement regarding the possibility of the so-called Brandeis Group, which resigned its leadership in 1921, returning to the Zionist Organization of… More ▸

  • Notables of Jerusalem Honor Judge Mack

    A reception was given here yesterday afternoon at Judge Gad Frumkin’s house, in honor of Judge Julian Mack, Chairman of the Palestine Development Council, who is here on a visit. Among those present were Sir Gilbert Clayton, the Acting High Commissioner, several high Government officials, the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, and the Armenian Patriarch of… More ▸

  • Nathan Straus Gives $20,000 to Palestine

    Gifts to Palestine effort, amounting to $20,000 have been made during the summer by Nathan Straus, the veteran Jewish philanthropist. His donations with characteristic spontaniety are described in a letter he wrote to Justice Louid D. Brandeis on August 1st from Highmount, New York in which he said: “My dear Justice Brandeis: “When my son… More ▸

  • Weizmann Hints of Resignation

    The first indication of the clash which is expected to occur at the World Zionist Congress was given at yesterday’s session, when Dr. Richard Lichtheim of Berlin, himself a member of the Executive Committee, attacked the leadership of Dr. Weizmann and Nahum Sokolow in a report he presented of the Organization’s activities. Dr. Lichtheim many… More ▸

  • Palestine Progressing Despite Depression

    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency will be glad to answer inquiries for further information about any of the news items contained in this Bulletin Considerable expansion in the economic and labor spheres is indicated in the report of the Palestine Administration for 1922, today issued. The economic depression notwithstanding. several important commercial enterprises were launched and… More ▸

  • Weakening of Agency Favored by British Leaders

    A changed attitude toward the Jewish Agency for Palestine is reported here to have developed among some of the leaders of British Jewry. Ab. Goldberg of the American Zionist Administration has held conferences with Sir Robert Waley Cohen, D’ Avigdor Goldsmith. Nathan Laski, and others. Some of these notables are said to have modified their… More ▸