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Zionist Executive Reviews Emergency Situation in Palestine

May 1, 1927
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A review of the present situation in Palestine and a plan for its amelioration were contained in an official statement issued by the Executive of the World Zionist Organization here.

In reviewing the situation, the Executive states that it is convinced that the whole-hearted cooperation of all Zionists will free the work from the disturbing factors which have been thwarting progress during the past year. The Zionist Executive could easily have dealt with the emergency situation so far as the Zionist administration in Palestine was affected, but it chose to assume responsibility for the entire Jewish work in Palestine, the statement declares.

The system of doles to the unemployed is a violation of the pioneer traditions. The Executive therefore has decided to raise an additional budget of £ 1,400,000 for the purpose of providing constructive work for the unemployed, the statement announces.

Gratifying progress has been made with regard to the extension of the Jewish Agency. The Fifteenth Zionist Congress, which will be held in Basic the end of August, will be asked to issue an appeal to all Jewry to support the Jewish national home in Palestine. The Palestine government has shown its readiness to cooperate in connection with the emergency situation. The Executive continues to negotiate with the government for its greater support in the development of the National Home, but it rejects the pernicious policy of persistent formulation of illusory political demands at a time when a larger burden of responsibility rests upon the Zionists, the Executive declares in its statement.

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