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Mass Immigration of Dp’s to Israel Depends on Aid of U.S. Jewry, Leaders Declare

November 18, 1948
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Mass immigration of displaced Jews from Europe into Israel and their successful settlement and rehabilitation there depends primarily on the financial contribution which American Jewry will make to the United Jewish Appeal, a number of speakers emphasized tonight at a dinner arranged in honor of Dr. Israel Goldstein, newly-elected treasurer of the Jewish Agency.

The speakers included Dr. Emanuel Neumann, president of the Zionist Organization of America; Berl Locker, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive in Jerusalem, Prof. Selig Brodetsky, head of the Board of Deputies of British Jews; Judge Morris Rothenberg, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, and Herman Weisman, acting chairman of the United Palestine Appeal.

Dr. Goldstein declared that the treasury of the Jewish Agency for Palestine is the “rescue chest” of the Jewish people. “Living and working in Jerusalem for the next ten months, I shall consider myself a liaison between Israel and American Jewry, he said.

Paying tribute to Dr. Goldstein for his leadership of the United Palestine Appeal, Dr. Emanuel Neumann pointed out that $100,000,000 was forwarded to the Jews of Palestine through the unprecedented campaigns of the United Palestine Appeal and the United Jewish Appeal. Berl Looker emphasized that Dr. Goldstein’s new post “come at a turning point in the history of Israel.” The other speakers spoke in a similar vein.

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