Socialist International Urges Britain to Facilitate Jewish Immigration, Colonization

The British government should create opportunities for Jewish immigration and colonization in Palestine for the purpose of establishing a Jewish National Home there, reads a resolution adopted last week by the Executive Committee of the Socialist International, which met here. The British government is asked to utilize the free land on both sides of the Jordan River for an intensive and widespread Jewish colonization.

The session which adopted the pro-Zionist resolution was presided over by Emile Vandervelde, Belgian Socialist leader and friend of Zionism. Among those who gave their approval to the resolution were Leon Blum, French-Jewish Socialist; Jean Longuet, grandson of Karl Marx; Pierre Renaudel; and M. Turati, Italian Socialist leader.

A detailed report of the present Palestine situation was rendered at the meeting by M. Yarblum, Poale-Zion leader. The Executive of the Socialist International also discussed a statement presented to it by the Histadruth Ha’Ovdim, the Jewish Labor Federation of Palestine, as well as the majority report of the Shaw Commission and the minority report of Mr. Harry Snell, British Labor M. P.

The two parts of the Palestine Mandate, the one which speaks of the establishment of a Jewish National Home and the other which assures the non-Jewish groups in Palestine their civil and religious rights, do not contradict each other, declares the resolution adopted by the Socialist World Executive.

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