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Syracuse University Houses Zionist Exhibit

May 22, 1933
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An exhibition of Palestinian art work, plant life, statistical growth of the land, various newspapers and the latest literary output, activities of the Hebrew University and of the Jewish National Fund, is being conducted, until the closing of school, in the main lobby of the Syracuse University campus library. The collection is the property of Ben-Naim Pine, violinist and a junior in the College of Fine Arts, who, while in the Holy Land for more than two years, specialized in gathering the natural and creative material of Palestine.

This exhibition of modern Palestine is sponsored by the local branch of Avukah, student Zionist Federation of America, and local branches of the Young Poale Zion Alliance, as part of the campaign inaugurated by the Alliance to spread among American students greater acquaintance with the modern Jewish literary, artistic and scientific developments. Louis Gross, junior in the Liberal Arts College, is president of the Syracuse chapter. Mr. Pine is one of the leaders of the four branches of the Young Poale Zion Alliance in Syracuse.

Last year a similar display was shown in the Public Library here in connection with the 11th Young Poale Zion Alliance convention, which was held in the city at that time. The exhibition was unusual and rumors of it soon spread throughout the country. The Jewish National Fund in Jerusalem was so pleased with this unique form of teaching people about Palestine that it asked Mr. Pine to describe his display in his own words. The article was then translated into every language and was published in every country where there is an interest in Palestine and in the work of the Jewish National Fund.

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