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Zionists Will Be Taxed $50 Per Capita to Relieve Palestine Unemployment

October 22, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Members of the Zionist Organization throughout the world will be asked to pay a special tax of $50 per capita to meet the requirements of the present unemployment situation in Palestine.

This was announced today by Leib Jaffe, Jewish poet and one of the members of the board of directors of the Keren Hayesod, at a conference of Keren Hayesod contributors in Poland, which was opened here. Fifty delegates representing 63 districts, were present at the conference which is conducting its deliberations under the chairmanship of Dr. Klumel.

Mr. Jaffe, who came to Poland to attend the conference, reporting on the Palestine situation urged Polish Zionists to increase the collections for the Keren Hayesod in order to overcome the difficulties of the present situation in Palestine. He expressed his confidence that the special tax imposed upon organized Zionists will bring a minimum of £ 100,000. The feverish atmosphere of the re-emigration period has passed, he stated.

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