Jerusalem (Feb. 18)
Jews from eleven countries will be affected by the Palestine government’s new interpretation of the immigration law as it applies to immigrants of the capitalist category.
Immigrants of the capitalist category have been permitted free entrance into Palestine, hitherto, provided they could show that they possess one thousand pounds in cash, any place in the world, or property valued in that amount.
The new interpretation of the law requires immigrants coming from lands where the export of money is forbidden to produce the stipulated sum in cash before landing or permits from their governments to take their money out of the country.
This new ruling creates difficulties, especially for the Jews of Germany, Czechoslovakia and Greece, where the export of money is prohibited.
An official complaint against this ruling has been submitted in behalf of the Jewish Agency Executive by Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff.