London (Jan. 28)
The Anglo-Jewish Association met Sunday, Davigdor Goldsmid presiding. that the situation in Lithuania is less favorable than had been hoped in view of Dr. Rosenbaum’s report.
Hungary is also giving some anxiety. Colonel Goldsmid was asked to leave the matter to the Joint Foreign Committee as was done in the case of the German situation. There is considerable anxiety over the situation in Bulgaria because of the activities of the Macedonian Revolutionary Committee which are uncontrollable of late.
Henry Henriques, President of the Board of Deputies, reported that Lithuania is not bound by the minority clauses despite the Government’s pledge in this regared.
The Hungarian Ministers have returned to Budapest from London and according to M. Henriques, it is doubtful that they ## negotiated the loan which they sought. Dr. Henriques reported that the position in Hungary is not as bad as it is made out to be. He said that the Jews are to some extent themselves to blame in that they give rise to anti-Semitism by suporting the revolution.
Dr. Anghel Gaster declared that the leader of the Hungarian revolution was not a Jew but the son of a Christian clergyman. Dr. Gaster said the Jews had participated in the revolution as citizens and that they had a right to do this. He said Regent Horthy was responsible for the distress because he supported anti-Semitism. “We should tell the truth and protect our people with whatever powers we possess”.
Colonel Goldsmid asked the press not to report this discussion to which Dr. Gaster took exception. M. Henriques said is would be impossible to restore the prosperity of Hungary without a loan and that the Jews outside Hungary he are said to be hindering such a loan are having a bad effect upon the Jews of Hungary.