New England Zionists and American Jewish Congress Protest Immigration Stoppage; Jewish Workers’ Grou

The New England Zionist Region, at a special meeting of its Administrative Committee here yesterday, adopted a resolution protesting against the suspension of Jewish immigration into Palestine. The resolution declares that this suspension is a direct violation by Great Britain of the intent and purpose of the mandate and of its solemn pledge to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish National Homeland in Palestine. The resolution furthermore states that this act is particularly flagrant as the demand for additional Jewish labor in Palestine had been officially recognized by the government just prior to this suspension by its issuing 3,300 immigration certificates to the Executive of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem.

“Jews go to Palestine as of right, and not on sufferance”, the New England Zionists declare. “The suspension of Jewish immigration is a clear breach of faith and trust by England to meet a political exigency. This the world cannot condone. We appeal to the conscience of all mankind to uphold the solemn pledge made in good faith to the Jewish people”.

A protest meeting against the Palestine immigration ban has been called for Monday evening, May 26th, at Cooper Union, Manhattan. The meeting will be addressed by prominent trade-union leaders and representatives of the National-Socialist movement. The organizations which have issued a joint call for the meeting are: National workers’ Committee for the Organized Jewish Workers in Palestine; Poale Zion Central Committee; General Executive Board of the Jewish National Workers Alliance; and Zeire Zion.

A resolution condemning the action of the British Colonial Office in suspending Jewish immigration into Palestine, adopted by the Administrative Committee of the American Jewish Congress, was forwarded yesterday to all its affiliated central and national organizations and cooperating committees in different parts of the country. The resolution, sent out by Bernard S. Deutsch, President of the Congress, is to form the basis of action on the part of the various organizations associated with the Congress.

“A Jewish National Home, the doors of which are shut against Jews, is not a Jewish National Home”, declares the resolution, “and the unreasonable restriction or suspension of Jewish immigration into Palestine play into the hands of the enemies of the peaceful and prosperous development of the country, and strikes at the very heart of the great aspirations of an historic and sorely-tried people whose national hope has won the good will of enlightened public opinion within all the great nations of the world. We stand behind the Jewish Agency in all its endeavors to bring about the recall of the suspension of Jewish immigration to Palestine”.

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