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Texas Votes $100,000 for Palestine Colony

May 16, 1929
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The climax of the three-day session of the silver anniversary convention of the Texas Zionist Association was reached with the decision that Texas Zionists will purchase land in Palestine for the sum of $100,000 on which there will be established a colony in the name of Texas Zionists. A commission of three is to be appointed by the newly-elected president, David Wuntch, of Tyler, to work out plans for raising the necessary funds.

The convention approved the extension of the Jewish Agency, and sent a cable of greetings to Louis Lipsky in Jerusalem, wishing him a speedy recovery. All the present officers of the Jewish National Fund were re-elected. The officers of the United Palestine Appeal for the State will continue in office until the fall, when a state conference will be called to decide the future of the appeal in Texas, at which time new officers will be elected.

Charles M. Bender was nominated as the delegate from Texas to the World Zionist Congress, which will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, beginning July 28th.

Besides Mr. Wuntch as president, Rabbi H. Raphael Gold, Dallas, was chosen honorary president; A. Goldenternek, Tyler, treasurer; Charles M. Bender, Breckenbridge, 1st vice-president; J. Swiss, Galveston, 2nd vice-president; Louis Rochkop, Corary, 3rd vice-president; and Philip Goldenternek, Tyler, chairman of executive committee.

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