I. Meister Gives $5,000 for Zionist Life Membership
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I. Meister Gives $5,000 for Zionist Life Membership

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Declaring that for Zionists to become life members in the Zionist Organization of America at this time will be a fine tribute to the thirtieth anniversary of the Zionist movement, Isaac Meister, Treasurer of the Zionist Organization of America announced his contribution of $5,000 to the life membership campaign being conducted to raise the sume of $200,000.

“For the next few weeks Zionist attention will be centered on the fifteenth Zionist Congress at Basle,” Mr. Meister said. “Not only are these sessions to witness the adoption of important decisions, but this conference represents the termination of an epoch in the Zionist movement, and marks the inauguration of a new period of achievement in the rebuild-of Palestine.

“It is unfortunate that great achievements are often hampered by minor details. The United States will have the opportunity of doing its most effective work during the fall campaign of the United Palestine Appeal. But this opportunity can be developed only with adequate and efficient administration. Unfortunately, the Zionist Organization of America is at present embarrassed by obligations which tend to interfere with efficiency.

? the fall when the great effort will be launched any complications that might be caused by indebtedness will seriously jeopardize the achievement of the goal.

“Every American Zionist interested the success of the United Palestine Appeal will realize the significance of securing these life memberships. It will be particularly appropriate upon the occasion of the celebration of thirty years of Zionism that Zionists join the Organization as life members. The new slogan might be: Life-membership a tribute to thirty years of Zionist achievement,” Mr. Meister declared.

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Another resolution condemned the National Origin Act of 1924 which reduces the quota of immigrants from Ireland.

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