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The Palestine Economic Corporation

  • Palestine Will Soon Be Able to Absorb Larger Immigration, Report Says

    Bernard Flexner, chairman of the board of the Palestine Economic Corporation, in a report on the corporation for 1942, made public yesterday, declared that Palestine should soon be prepared for a substantially larger immigration than in the past. “Housing and means of production and self-maintenance are prerequisites which must be created,” he said. “Our corporation… More ▸

  • Palestine Mourns Death of Justice Brandeis

    Lengthy obituaries in all the Palestine Jewish press and expression of sorrow from prominent individuals and organizations in the Yishub followed receipt here of the news of the death of Justice Louis D. Brandeis. The Jewish Agency for Palestine stated: “We are deeply grieved by the passing of Justice Louis Brandeis, illustrious Zionist chief, whose… More ▸

  • Nation Mourns Brandeis; Roosevelt Extols Him; Funeral Today

    Leaders of the nation and of American Jewry today mourned the passing of Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jew to sit on the Supreme Court, while his family announced that private funeral services would be held tomorrow at his home. Attendance at the services will be by invitation only and there will be no floral… More ▸

  • Hadassah Emergency Committee Set Up in Palestine to Conduct Health Work

    Hadassah announced today the appointment of an emergency committee in Palestine to supervise and safeguard its network of health institutions there. According to Mrs. David de Sola Pool, president of Hadassah, the plans for the committee were made several weeks ago when conditions in the Near East became threatening. The committee is headed by Dr…. More ▸

  • Quezon Dedicates Home for Refugees Near Manila; Endorses Mindanao Project

    President Manuel Quezon of the Philippine Islands on April 24 dedicated Mariquina Hall, a house for Jewish refugees at Quezon City near Manila, it was announced here today. President Quezon donated the land, on which was situated a building, which the Jewish Refugee Committee enlarged. In his dedicatory speech to the committee and about 250… More ▸

  • Prof. Samuel Klein, Scientist, Dead in Palestine at 54

    Prof. Samuel Klein, noted scientist and author, has died here at the age of 54. He had held the chair of Palestine geographical research at the Hebrew University since 1928, and was the author of a number of books on the subject. of the Joint Distribution Committee have had to be so greatly amplified in… More ▸

  • Flexner Gives Figures on Palestine Settlement Costs

    Bernard Flexner, board chairman of the Palestine Economic Corporation, stated today that the cost of settling a family in the Kfar Warburg colony was 1902 ($4,400 at the normal rate of exchange, $3,200 at the present rate) and in the Beer Tuvia colony 1847 ($4,100, normal, $3,000 present. He made public the figures in connection… More ▸

  • George Backer Becomes Publisher of New York Post

    George Backer, American Labor Party member of the City Council, president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and a leader in Jewish communal and philanthropic activities today became president and publisher of the New York Post, succeeding J. David Stern. Mr. Stern sold the controlling interest in the paper to Mr. Backer, but will continue to… More ▸