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Prof. Einstein Encourages South African Zionists

January 3, 1933
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South African Zionists have received a communication from Professor Albert Einstein, now enroute to the United States, encouraging them in their efforts to raise funds for the Jewish National Fund.

“I read with great pleasure that after a period of stagnation in Palestine new settlement activity has been started there again,” Professor Einstein’s communication declared. “Two of the best factors are participating in this work; the Keren Kayemeth Le Israel, which puts the land at the disposal of the settlers, and the Jewish workmen, whose energy has started to bring about the transformation of the Sharon desert into flourishing orange orchards. The Jews of South Africa of whom we are proud because they are a section of the Jewish people who are always ready to sacrifice, deserve great praise for having redeemed this stretch of land for the new creation. May their constructive power also give a strong impetus to the establishment of the new settlements.”

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