taken neither the necessary steps nor the adequate measures to deal with the situation,” says Mr. Wolfson in his reply. “After every excess, the representations were to the effect that the Government ordered an investigation and gave assurances that it would punish the offenders and take the necessary measures to prevent a recurrence. In spite of the assurances, attacks after attacks have taken place with a frequency that is becoming alarming. The Government has never in its official communique, not even in its last one, given any detailed information of its measures, so as to allay our fears. There has never been published an official statement as to what actions, if any, the Government took against those guilty of outrages against the Jews, nor was there ever given the names of the offenders, the dates and places where they were arrested and tried, and the measure of punishment meted out to them for their acts of violence.
“While we accept the statement in a friendly spirit, we must say, however, without equivocation, that we are keenly disappointed in the present state of affairs,” concludes Mr. Wolfson. “We must ask you to be kind enough to convey to the Government that we demand full and complete protection of Jewish life, the safeguarding of Jewish property, the most effective measures to prevent the recurrence of outrages and devastations, and adequate means to put an end to the violent anti-Semitic agitations.”