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Dr. Joseph Silverman Returns from Palestine

March 12, 1924
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Dr. Joseph Silverman, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanuel, arrived yesterday on the Acquitania with Mrs. Silverman after a six months trip to Palestine, Egypt and Europe. Dr. Silverman visited Palestine with the purpose of determining whether the claims made for the restoration of the country were justified by the facts, and he says that he has come back satisfied with the conditions as he found them.

“I visited forty Jewish colonies out of sixty,” said Dr. Silverman, “and found the colonists working amicably with their neighbors. The reports of disturbances between the Jewish immigrants in Palestine and the Arabs exist chiefly in the London newspapers and are due to a small political clique in that city who are against the Balfour mandate. The sixty colonies are self-supporting and form the nucleus of a great farming and horticultural industry. Palestine has already become again a land of milk and honey, for on every side one sees cows and bees.”

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