That the Spanish cabinet will at a meeting within the next few days take up the matter of Jewish immigration into Spain, was the statement made by Primo De Rivera, Spanish premier and dictator, to Z. H. Rubinstein, city editor of the “Day,” according to a dispatch to that paper from Madrid, dated January 3. The cabinet will consider which part of the country is best for Jewish immigration and how large an immigration Spain today can absorb.
“I wish to tell you that I know my country, I know the sentiment of our people, and I declare to you in all seri and with the entire feeling of he responsibility which I carry that he old hatred towards Jews has vanished from our country,” said De Rivera to Rubinstein. “Through me, there talks to you modern Spain, which wishes to forget the horrors of the mediaeval ages and which wishes to atone for the expulsion of four hundred years ago, when government eralds went through the streets of our towns and proclaimed that if every Jews who hasn’t been baptized didn’t eave the country within four months, e would be killed.
“Our invitation to the Jews is a vhole-hearted one,” the Premier conluded. “We wish them to come and work with us in full harmony and live with us in peace.”