Says Jewish Leaders’ Strife in Poland Prevents Economic Improvement

(J. T. A. Mail Service)

The President of the Thirty-fifth International Law Congress which is now meeting here, Professor Sygmund Zibichowsky, a member of the Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague, dealt with the position of the Jews in Poland and the Jewish work in Palestine in the course of an interview he gave to a representative of the Hebrew daily “Hazefirah” here.

Professor Zibichowsky agreed that the position of the Jewish minority in Poland was on economic grounds not satisfactory. The internal position in the Club of Jewish Deputies was to some extent responsible for this. It was an astonishing thing that it should take so long to agree on the election of a President of the Club of Jewish Deputies, he said. The Jewish Parliamentary representation was wasting too much energy in inner friction. It was time for them to find a modus vivendi and put forward a joint reform plan, with a united Jewish political action it was possible that their plan should be carried.

Turning to the question of Palestine, Professor Zibichowsky said that the idea of creating a Jewish National Home in Palestine was one of human justice. In his opinion, however, Great Britain, which had received the Mandate for the establishment of such a National Home, had not displayed the proper initiative for carrying, out this task.

Professor Zibichowsky stated that he would propose to the Conference that it should deal with the legal position of the “Staatenlose” in all countries. Much of the projects formulated by the previous International Law Congresses, he added, had been carried into effect by the League of Nations.

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