Montreal (Jan. 25)
The report published in the press concerning anti-Jewish measures in Palestine proposed by Mr. French, Director of Development in Palestine, was denied by Mr. Nahum Sokolov, President of the Jewish Agency, in his address on the occasion of the opening in Montreal last night of the 23rd. Convention of Canadian Zionists.
Mr. Sokolov referred further to the Colonial Secretary’s declaration recently in reply to the United States Zionists on the occasion of the National Conference on Palestine held in New York, as to the only authentic expression of the Government’s programme, which evidently makes such suggestions unthinkable. It is to be regretted, Mr. Sokolov concluded, that at a time when the Jewish Agency is co-operating with the British Government and making efforts to renew and to strengthen the confidence of Great Britain for the success of the Jewish National Home, the importance of which has just been emphasised by the Colonial Secretary, such suggestions should have been made, or if not made, such rumours put into circulation.