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Rochester, Worcester, Baltimore, Hold Protests on British Plan

Rochester, Worcester and Baltimore have been added to the list of cities that held meetings of protest against the new British policy in Palestine while Newark is planning a demonstration of protest for Thursday night.

In Rochester Jacob de Haas, chairman of the Zionist Organization’s organization committee, denied the right of England to convert Palestine into a Crown Colony. England does not own Palestine, Mr. de Haas told the large gathering in the Lyceum Theatre.

It is in acts like the Passfield White Paper and in administrative acts that violated the Mandate that the “fell design not of the British people who know nothing about these things, but of a life-long office-holding bureaucracy makes its power and its intentions manifest,” Mr. de Haas declared.

In Worcester resolutions condemning the Labor government of England and calling upon the United States and the League of Nations to see to it that Great Britain is held to the terms of the Mandate were unanimously adopted by 2,300 Jews who stormed the Bancroft Hotel in the largest protest meeting that has ever been held in the city. The speakers included Judge Bernard Rosenblatt of New York, Louis Goldberg, Levi A. Olanoff and Rev. Father Edward A. Fitzgerald.

Thousands were turned away from an overflow meeting that packed the Auditorium Theatre in Baltimore. Abraham Tulin and Judge William Lewis criticized the British plan. Judge Eli Frank presided. A committee headed by Harry Friedenwald was formed to raise Zionist emergency funds in Baltimore.

One hundred and twenty-five local Jewish organizations and synagogues will jointly sponsor a huge protest meeting in Newark Thursday night in Temple B’nai Abraham. Governor Larson and U. S. Senator Kean will speak. Others on the program are Rabbi Wolf Gold and Judge William M. Lewis.

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