London (Jan. 15)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A formal protest to the Roumanian Minister in London was sent by the Zionist Executive expressing surprise and indignation at the expulsion from Roumania of Dr. Alexander Goldstein, who was conducting a Keren Hayesod campaign in the Bukowina.
“This expuision,” the Keren Hayesod headquarters declared in a statement issued on the subject, “is in flagrant contrast to the friendly assurances given by M. Duca, the Roumanian Foreign Minister, to Mr. Sokolow as recently as the beginning of this year, and has led the Zionist Executive to send a formal protest to the Roumanian Minister in London, expressing surprise and indignation at the treatment of Dr. Goldstein.
“No doubt the matter will now be taken up with the proper quarters and a satisfactory explanation be forthcoming in due course, as it can only be assumed that the Czernowitz authorities were not properly informed of the attitude of the Central Government in Bucharest to the Zionist movement, or else were acting on some regrettable misunderstanding. It is earnestly hoped that the Government in Bucharest will take the necessary steps to dispel the very painful impression the incident has created both in Roumania and abroad,” the statement read.