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Dr. Chaim Weizmann at Work to Enlist Non-zionists in Holland

December 19, 1928
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Prominent Personages Attend Dinner in His Honor (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Holland was added to the list of countries being visited by Dr. Chaim Weizmann in his effort to enlist the cooperation of the non-Zionist Jews of two continents in the extension of the Jewish Agency for the rebuilding of Palestine.

A dinner was given last night in honor of the President of the World Zionist Organization, which was attended by prominent personages including the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Beelaerts van Blokland, and the Mayor of Amsterdam.

The extension of the Jewish Agency is opening a new phase of Jewish history, Dr. Weizmann stated. This achievement is hardly less important than the obtaining of the Balfour Declaration. “We are now entering the third phase of the Palestine work, the first being the securing of the goodwill of the British Government, the second, that of the League of Nations, and third, the goodwill of all Jews. The first were simple in comparison to the third,” he stated.

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