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Experts’ Task in Palestine Constructive Warburg Says, Outlining Commission’s Work

August 9, 1928
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Felix M. Warburg reviewed the work of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission in an address before one hundred students in the summer session of the Training School for. Jewish Social Work.

“Though it was easy to see faults in the administration of Palestinian affairs,” declared Mr. Warburg, “the commission did not stop at pointing these out but prepared a careful, exhaustive analysis of the many problems which must be solved before Palestine can be made into a liveable land for the people now there and for those who, are to come.

“A detailed set of recommendations were submitted which, we trust, will be carried out by the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency and the British Government.

“The Joint Palestine Survey Commission appeals to the entire Jewish world to make the necessary sacrifice to establish this ideal which will prove a just source of pride and satisfaction to all members of the community and will be regarded by the world as a worthy effort on behalf of Jewry for the re-establishment of the country of their origin.”

Mr. Warburg praised Louis Marshall for his aid in preparing the Commission’s report. He also lauded Dr. Chaim Weizmann for his co-operation and declared that “the highest officials of the British Government have great regard and respect for Dr. Weizmann as a true British patriot. At the outset of the world war, he turned over to the government the formula for TNT. This formula could have made him a fortune but when he gave it to his country he asked for nothing. He said that this was his contribution to help the Allies win the war.”

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