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To Raise Half a Million Dollars for Palestine in 20 Days

June 2, 1929
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An effort will be made during the period from June 10th to June 30th to secure $500,000 in cash, for remittance to Palestine, according to an announcement made by Morris Rothenberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Palestine Appeal. This period will be known as “Palestine Redemption Weeks,” when all contributors to the Palestine fund-raising agency throughout the country will be called upon to redeem their pledges, so that half a million dollars can be secured for Palestine purposes, to be used during the next few months.

The decision to launch the nationwide campaign for cash funds was made by the Board of Directors of the United Palestine Appeal at a meeting last week, when the fact was emphasized that during the summer months it is very difficult to secure funds for remittance to Palestine. In a statement issued by Morris Rothenberg, he says, in part:

“It is imperative for the continuity of Palestine reconstruction work that all those who are interested in the welfare of Palestine redeem in cash the pledges they have previously made to the United Palestine Appeal. We are anxious to secure $500,000 to be sent to the Jewish Homeland, so that the work can continue uninterrupted during the summer months, when experience proves, it is difficult to secure large sums.

“Every one who has made a pledge to the United Palestine Appeal is genuinely desirous of promoting the progress of Palestine. If the fact is brought to the attention of contributors that if money is sent now it will be more efficacious than if it is sent later, everyone will surely be willing to cooperate in the raising of this $500,000 between June 10th and June 30th.

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