London (Jan. 27)
“We go to Palestine not to build another Galuth but as Jewish citizens of Palestine returning to our own home and under no conditions can the Jewish Agency or the Zionist Organization consider Jewish immigration as dependent on any other consideration than a determination of the capacity of the Jewish people to send Jews to Palestine nor can we admit any political consideration to limit Jewish immigration, which must be free and determined only in so far as the country can absorb immigrants,” declared Prof. Selig Brodetsky, member of the London Executive of the World Zionist Organization, addressing the conference of the English Zionist Federation, which marked the 30th anniversary of the Federation.
After pointing out that it was futile to discuss future work and problems in Palestine unless security was assured, Prof. Brodetsky remarked that the Jews can look forward to a radical change with regard to the security question in Palestine, for since last September the British government has dealt energetically with this problem. He emphasized that the security of the Jews depended on first, a larger number of Jews on the police force and Jewish policing of Jewish colonies and Jewish districts in the cities, as well as the right of the colonists to take self-defense measures.
He expressed the hope that while the Jews welcomed the decision of the League of Nations to appoint an impartial committee to settle the Wailing Wall issue, the Zionists and the Jews of the world should have full confidence in the League’s commission as a result of which Palestine in the future would be untroubled by the difficulty of religious fanaticism.
SAYS IMMIGRATION INCREASING
Discussing the problem of immigration, Professor Brodetsky said that despite the serious August events, it