Montreal (Sep. 25)
Only 460 Jewish immigrants were admitted to Canada during the first seven months of this year, it was revealed in statistics released by the Federal Immigration Department. The same figures showed that some 26,500 immigrants of all faiths had entered the Dominion during the same period.
A special Jewish National Fund drive for $400,000 to purchase 750 acres of land in the Negev has been launched here. It is proposed to build a city on the land. Samuel J. Zacks, president of the United Zionist Council of Canada, in a call to Canadian Jews to support the drive, pointed to Canadian Jewry’s redemption of the Emek Hepher district and predicted that the Negev would become “the Palestine of the future.”