London (Mar. 17)
The plan for Jewish colonization, with a view toward a Jewish state, in the Crimea, was among the questions discussed at the monthly meeting of the Jewish Board of Deputies, which consists of representatives of all the Jewish communities in Great Britain. It was decided to have the Joint Foreign Committee investigate the proposal and report back on it to the next meeting of the Board.
Another matter that was given consideration was the proposal to send a deputation to Home Secretary Henderson regarding the questions of the deportation and naturalization restrictions on aliens. The situation with regard to deportation is particularly acute because of the recent decision of the British courts that they had no power to review deportation proceedings which were solely the province of the Government.
The Committee discussed the various outbreaks of anti-Semitism in Posen and elsewhere in Poland. It was reported that the Joint Foreign Committee was endeavoring to secure a counsel’s opinion on the legality of the Numerus Clausus law in Hungary.