Baruch Zuckerman, Histadruth delegate to this country, declared that Palestine is prepared to absorb 100,000 Jews every year, in an address before the Joint Conference of the National Labor Committee for Palestine and the National Executive Council of the League for Labor Palestine.
Replying to the oft repeated assertion that Palestine is too small a country to hold many more Jews, Zuckerman said that by examining a map of Palestine and by viewing the comparatively small portion of the land now occupied, it is evident that there is room for many more thousands of Jews.
He stressed the point that the resources for colonization in Palestine must be utilized in order to aid in the development of the country. To achieve this purpose the speaker urged support of the Keren Hayesod and the Jewish National Fund.
Elisheva Kaplan, representing the Jewish women in Palestine, also spoke. Both Zuckerman and Miss Kaplan were to be officially welcomed by the League for Labor Palestine Saturday night at the Hotel Pennsylvania.
Isaac Hamlin, national secretary, reported that $117,000 was raised this year in the Palestine labor campaign compared to $70,000 for 1933. Expenses for the campaign which took speakers to more than 200 cities in the United States and Canada amounted to twenty nine per cent of the total money raised.
Hamlin thanked trade unions which contributed $6,000 to the fund, among them the Dress Pressers Local 60, of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, the Typesetters Union, and the Millinery Union Local 24.
He announced that the League for Labor Palestine will hold its tenth annual convention at the Hotel Pennsylvania on December 1 and 2. More than 1,000 delegates are expected. Resolutions expressing satisfaction with the report were passed by the body.