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Palestine Can Absorb 80,000 Yearly-lipsky

May 6, 1934
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That Palestine is growing so rapidly that it will be able to absorb 80,000 new Jewish settlers each year was estimated by Louis Lipsky, national chairman of the American Palestine Campaign, in his first public address since his return from Palestine at a meeting at the home of William Lowenstein, 115 Central Park West, where the Food Trades Division of the United Jewish Appeal was organized.

The need for a place of Jewish settlement is so great and the agricultural and industrial possibilities in Palestine and surrounding countries are so large that the Jews “will spill over physically and economically into Transjordan, Iraq, and the Hedjaz, as well as into Syria,” Lipsky predicted.


He reported that there are 300,000 Jews in Palestine today. Of this number more than 100,000 are in Tel Aviv, he said. Speaking of the difference of opinion that exists among Jews with regard to Palestine, Lipsky declared:

“Practical sense dictates that all Jews, regardless of former prejudices and dogmas that have died, should unite in support of the national center in Palestine, whose development can be greatly accelerated through a union of all Jewish forces.” He is a co-chairman of the $3,000,000 United Jewish Appeal.

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