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Non-partisan Palestine Conference to Be Called in Fall Marshall Announces

July 20, 1928
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Declaring that the recommendations made by the Jewish Agency Commission on the basis of the non-partisan experts’ reprots are a sound economic platform for the upbuilding of Palestine, Mr. Louis Marshall, returning yesterday on the S. S. Leviathan, stated to the representative of the Jewish Daily Bulletin, that steps will soon be taken to draw the non-Zionists into the work.

“I hope to call, in the early Fall, a conference of non-Zionists, to submit to them the detailed findings presented to the Commissioners by the experts who visited Palestine. There was complete unanimity among the Commissioners who accepted the report. These recommendations, if acted upon, we hope will solve the problem. The procedure as outlined in the Commission’s report will provide a basis for accommodating a reasonable number of additional Jewish settlers in Palestine,” Mr. Marshall stated.

In reply to a question as to the forthcoming campaign for Palestine funds, Mr. Marshall stated that the effort to raise the funds to meet the Zionist budget as constituted at present must of necessity remain this year the concern of the Zionists.

Asked to comment upon the Zionist controversy in the United States, Mr. Marshall stated that he does not desire to interfere in Zionist politics. “My hope is that a policy of unity of action of all Jews for Palestine will be evolved. Those who wish to talk or to bicker may do so. There is serious work ahead of us to meet in a practical way a practical problem and to provide a solution on the basis of a scientific analysis by experts.”

Mr. Marshall also commented, in reply to a question by a newspaperman on the contemplated Yiddish chair at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The president of the American Jewish Committee related that he had discussed the matter with Dr. Judah L. Magnes. Chancellor of the University, during his stay in London. “Thre is room for a Yiddish chair in the Hebrew University. I regard the Yiddish chair as very desirable and I am confident that it will be appreciated by scholars,” he stated.

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