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The Palestine Economic Corporation

  • Pre-war Project for Settling 10,000 Refugees in Philippines Receiving New York

    The project for settling 10,000 refugees in the Philippine Islands, arrangements for which had been completed just prior to the out-break of the war, is receiving fresh consideration, it was disclosed today in the annual report of the Refugee Economic Corporation, which negotiated the original agreement with the Philippine Government. The report, which was issued… More ▸

  • Palestine Economic Corp. Subsidiaries Making Steady Gains; Quarterly Dividend Issued

    Despite the partial disruption of Palestine economic life because of British military messures, subsidiary enterprises of the Palestine Economic Corporation are making steady gains, and the corporation is mapping plans for development of low-cost housing projects, investments in basic manufacturing industies and extension of credits for agricultural improvements, it was announced here today, by Robert… More ▸

  • Palestine Importers Place $2,000,000 Orders for Machinery in United States

    Orders for over $2,000,000 worth of American machinery and capital goods have been placed in the United States for Palestinian importers by the Palestine Purchasing Service, which is a partnership of the American Palestine Trading Corporation “Ampal” and the Palestine Economic Corporation, it was announced today. The Ampal also facilitated the importation of Palestinian manufactured… More ▸

  • Palestine Economic Corporation Resumes Payment of Dividends Discontinued During War

    The resumption of dividends was announced today by the Palestine Economic Corporation, following a meeting of its board of directors yesterday at which it was decided to pay a $4.00 dividend per share on the corporation’s common stock. Robert Szold, chairman of the Board, in making the announcement declared. “We discontinued dividends at the outbreak… More ▸

  • Dr. Bernhard Kahn Marks 70th Birthday Today; Honored by J.D.C. Leaders

    Dr. Bernhard Kahn, honorary chairman of the European executive council of the Joint Distribution Committee, who has been active in Jewish safe for more than forty years, and under whose guidance the J.D.C. spent many millions of dollars to aid Jews in Europe, will celebrate his 70th birthday tomorrow. The occasion was marked at a… More ▸

  • Inquiry Committee Hears Evidence on Palestine Industry at Brief Session in Jerusalem

    A sub-committee of the Anglo-American inquiry committee heard evidence on Jewish commercial, colonization and medical activities at a brief session here today. The witnesses were Marc Jaffe, chairman of the Palestine Economic Corporation; Harry Wolfson of the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association; and Dr. T. Canan, president of the Arab Medical Association. Although he asked that… More ▸

  • Palestine Economic Corporation Plans Increased Activities; Will Finance New Enterprises

    A greater economic program of increased industrial and agricultural development in Palestine was outlined tonight by Robert Szold, prominent leader in Jewish affairs, at a testimonial dinner given in his honor at the Bilt(##)cre Hotel under the auspices of the Palestine Economic Corporation, largest American enterprise in Palestine. Mr. Szold stated that Palestine is a… More ▸