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Polish Zionists Protest Palestine Immigration Ban

At a joint meeting of the Polish members of the Zionist General Actions Committee and members of the Central Committee of the Polish Zionist Organization, it was decided to protest against the stoppage of Jewish immigration to Palestine by the British authorities. After a long debate it was decided to send the following cable to the Zionist Executive in London:

“In view of the violation of our recognized rights and of the latest political action, especially the stoppage of immigration, which has called forth the indignation of the Jewish masses, it was decided to issue a joint call for demonstrations and popular protests throughout the country and to send protest resolutions to the League of Nations and to the British government.”

The cable is signed by the following Zionist leaders: Gruenbaum, Farbstein, Shmorak, Shwartzbard and Dobkin.

That England’s troubles in India dictated its latest action in Palestine was the opinion expressed by Deputy Gruenbaum in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent. “We must protest against this with all our might,” he declared. “The Executive must summon the Zionist Congress in order to decide what steps should be taken against the threatening danger.”

Deputy Farbstein, another Polish Zionist leader, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent that British policies are absolutely opposed to the Mandate. “England is ready to sacrifice the Jews in order to win the Moslems of India to its side,” he declared. “But we rely upon justice, in which lies our power. No special Congress is ready now. Now is the time to act, not to talk.”

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