(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
The first meeting of the Finance and Economic Council called by the Palestine Zionist Executive was held here yesterday. The meeting was attended by M. Ussischkin, director of the Jewish National Fund, Dr. A. Hantke, director of the Keren Hayesod, S. Hoofien of the Anglo-Palestine Company, Mr. M. Dizengoff, director of the Department of Urban Colonization of the Palestine Zionist Executive, S. Kaplansky, director of the Department of Agricultural Colonization of the Palestine Zionist Executive.
Colonel Kisch who opened the meeting on behalf of the Palestine Zionist Executive, dwelt especially on the important tasks which devolved upon the Finance and Economic Council in connection with the problems bound up with the forthcoming visit of the Jewish Agency Commission to Palestine.
Upon the suggestion of the Palestine Zionist Executive, Dr. Ruppin was unanimously chosen chairman of the Finance and Economic Council.
The following resolutions were adopted:
“Inasmuch as the Commission of the Jewish Agency is to arrive in Palestine within a short time, and the Zionist Congress will be held soon thereafter, the Finance and Economic Council finds it advisable to postpone the definite constitution of the Council until the next Congress.
“At the same time the Finance and Economic Council agrees to assume the task of preparing the concrete program which the Council is to submit to the next Congress. It will be ready to pass an opinion upon the economic questions which will be submitted to it from time to time by the Zionist Executive, and will concern itself especially with the preparation of the material required in connection with the work of the Commission of the Jewish Agency.”
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