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Message to the Jewish National Fund of America.

February 22, 1932

[Released February 22, 1932. Dated February 19, 1932]

My dear Mr. Ruttenberg:

I thank you cordially for bringing to my attention the purpose of American Jews, under the auspices of the Jewish National Fund, to plant a forest of pines and eucalyptus trees in Palestine, as a living memorial to George Washington. I am deeply interested in all proposals to honor the memory of our first President during this bicentennial year.

Yours faithfully,


[Mr. Nelson Ruttenberg, President, Jewish National Fund of America, 111 Fifth Avenue, New York City]

Note: The message was read at a meeting of Zionist leaders, held in the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

Herbert Hoover, Message to the Jewish National Fund of America. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/208301

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