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Chaim Nachman Bialik Received by Pres. Coolidge

May 12, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Chaim Nachman Bialik was received by President Coolidge at the White House yesterday.

Following Bialik’s greeting in Hebrew, the President replied:

“I have followed with interest the Zionist work in Palestine. I have seen pictures recently of the present situation in Palestine and am delighted to note the success and progress of the work. I certainly trust that the undertaking of upbuilding the Jewish National Home will continue to be successful.”

In his greeting Bialik stated:

“I have come to extend the thanks that the Jewish people owe to the United States Government and to yourself, the President of the United States, for approval of the Balfour Declaration. Palestine is being rebuilt with additional interest and zeal because of the sympathy which has been shown toward the Zionist movement by the American people.”

Rabbi Louis J. Schwefel of Washington, who with William Edlin, Director of the Keren Hayesod, accompanied the poet, translated his address to the President.

The appointment was arranged through the British Ambassador, Sir Esme Howard, who also received Bialik prior to his call at the White House. The Ambassador, during the course of conversation which was held in German, expressed hope that Palestine will not become a commercial center but an agricultural and religious center of the Jewish people.

Publication of an official guide to civil and commercial arbitration has been made possible by a special grant received through Colonel Michael Friedsam of B. Atlman & Co,. Lucius R. Eastman. Chairman of the American Arbitration Association, announced. The Arbitration Association will prepare and issue the guide.

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