(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
With the statement that there are practically no anti-Zionists in the United States. Dr. Weizmann concluded his report concerning his recent stay in the United States at the meeting of the General Council, the Actions Committee of the Zionist Organization, at its session Sunday. Dr. Weizmann, in referring to his agreement with Mr. Marshall concerning the formation of the Jewish Agency referred to the many obstacles he found in the way of this pact and termed it an “important step forward.” He expressed regret that the agreement had not been concluded three years ago. “Had this been done, we would now enjoy its fruits,” he said.
Dr. Weizmann also referred to what might be termed a re-union between American Zionists and the Brandeis group. The Brandeis group has given Dr. Weizmann important assistance in difficult hours, he stated.
The results of the United Palestine Appeal in America were satisfactory. He hopes that the increase in the income of the Appeal will be 20 per cent over that of last year.
“American Jewry is not tired of giving for Palestine. It only wants to see real values created in Palestine for its money,” Dr. Weizmann declared. In referring to the political situation of the Zionist movement, he stated it was favorable.
Dr. M. D. Eder, who was in charge of the political department of the Zionist Executive in London during Dr. Weizmann’s absence, reported satisfactory work. Dr. Jacobson reported on the political work done in Geneva.
At the afternoon session of the Actions Committee. Louis Lipsky reported on the financial situation of the Zionist Organization. He declared that the first necessity the organization faces is to obtain an immediate loan of Â£ 140,000 to be repaid in five years for the consolidation of the position in Palestine. Mr. Lipsky also recommended the sending of a Zionist mission to Palestine to reorganize the various departments and to introduce greater economy. He also urged that at the forthcoming Zionist Congress the general debate, so characteristic a feature of European Zionist meetings, be eliminated.
Mr. Sprinzak, labor member of the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem, stated that the crisis was caused in Palestine because of the fact that the possibilities were over-estimated. He drew attention to the fact that the Zionist Organization is now being blamed for many private enterprises which have never asked the advice of the Zionist Executive. Palestine has now not only Chalutzim of work but also Chalutzim of unemployment, he declared.
M. Dizengoff, director of the Urban Colonization Department, demanded that a special budget be set aside for the department.
The Bronx Y. M. H. A. won the cup offered by the Metropolitan League of the Y. M. H. A. for the best production in a dramatic contest with a performance Saturday night of “Disraeli” in the Ninety-second Street Y. M. H. A. building, Lexington Avenue and Ninety-second Street. Honorable mention was given to the Hebrew Educational Society, which presented “A Dollar”, and to the Ninety-second Street branch, which staged “Confession.” Ten associations took part in the contest which took place on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Paul Block, Newark, N. J., newspaper publisher, was a guest of President Coolidge Saturday at Juncheon.
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