Meeting to Constitute Jewish Agency Planned for August 15 at Zurich
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Meeting to Constitute Jewish Agency Planned for August 15 at Zurich

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The meeting of Zionist and non-Zionist leaders to constitute the Council of the extended Jewish Agency will most likely be held on August 15 in Zurich. Switzerland, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned from good authority.

A session of the Zionist General Council, commonly known as the Actions Committee, will be held on May 20. London and Berlin are the two capitals under consideration for the holding of this meeting. Negotiations are now being carried on with Dr. Leo Motzkin, chairman of the General Council, toward this end. The General Council will, it was declared, have to ratify the final agreement between the Zionist Executive and the non-Zionist leaders on the constitution of the Jewish Agency. This is necessary, it was explained, in order to enable the Zionists and non-Zionists to take steps for convening the meeting to constitute the Jewish Agency on August 15, for, if the matter is left for the decisoin of the Zionist Congress, which is scheduled to be held in Zurich the end of July, the Jewish Agency meeting could not be held before the middle of September when many Americans who are expected to attend the Jewish Agency meeting will be unable to come to Europe. August 15 is a more propitious date and may assure a greater attendance.

In addition, it was felt that if the Jewish Agency meeting will be held during the Fall instead of in August the contemplated campaign for Palestine funds in the United States would necessarily have to be delayed.

The Zionist General Council will also have to deal with the immigration question at its forthcoming session.

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The Zionist Executive recently applied to the Palestine government for the issuance of 2,800 certificates for the admittance of Chaluzim, unskilled laborers. It has made this application in view of the fact that the economic situation has improved to such an extent that it was considered that the time has come to resume Jewish immigration to Palestine on a larger scale. The Executive, however, has no funds at present to care for the expected immigrants and it will therefore be the business of the General Council to find the means.

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