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The Mayor of New York City, John F. Hylan, has issued a proclamation to the citizens of New York commending the work of the Keren Hayesod and expressing satisfaction that the Jews of New York set aside Tuesday, May 29th, as “Palestine Day”. He also urges all citizens to “remember generously” on that day the Palestine Foundation Fund “so that the largest sums may be raised for the rebuilding of the ancient land of the children of Israel”. The Mayor interrupted his review of the Jubilee parade Saturday. May 26, celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Greater New York in order to sign this proclamation.
The full text of the Mayor’s proclamation follows:
“As the Mayor of a Municipality which comprises within its limits nearly one million and a half Jews, the largest number ever gathered together in any single city – it gives me particular pleasure to note the success which has attended the efforts in the campain for the Keren Hayesod, which is now drawing to a close. This fund is devoted to the rebuilding of Palestine, the ancient Jewish Homeland, and the generosity and idealism manifested in the support of this project are a just cause of satisfaction to all the citizens of our community regardless of race or religious affiliation.
“Two years ago I had the pleasure of honoring, as Mayor of New York, the President of the World Zionist Organization, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, and I rejoice in the success which he has achieved in his present American tour in behalf of the worthy cause which he represents.
“I am glad to learn that the Jews of New York have set aside next Tuesday, May 29th, as “Palestine Day” and, as a token of the interest of all the citizens of New York in the revival of the Holy Land, I urge upon our citizens to remember generously on that day the Palestine Foundation Fund, (Keren Hayesod) so that the largest sums may be raised for the rebuilding of the ancient land of the children of Israel.”
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