Jerusalem (Mar. 31)
The Vaad Leumi, which is the Executive Committee of the Jewish National Assembly in Palestine, has sent a cablegram directly to Chancellor Hitler, declaring that the boycott of German goods in Palestine, so far a spontaneous action carried on only by individuals, may be stopped, if the German authorities should put a stop to the anti-Jewish boycott in Germany.
A delegation from the Vaad Leumi, which met at a special night session last night in order to consider the situation of German Jewry, called on the German Consul the same evening in order to submit to him the copy of their resolution. It is understood that the Consul immediately cabled to Berlin confirming that the boycott in Palestine which is so far individual, would subside if Jews were not antagonized.
In an effort to pacify the general Jewish indignation, the German Consul has issued an official announcement to the effect that Hitler and Goering had given strict orders against the molestation of Jews, citing the testimony of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith and other German Jewish organizations as proof.
The Vaad Leumi, at its special session, also adopted the following resolution: “World Jewry is seriously disturbed by the destructive decree against the Jews of Germany; Palestine Jewry unanimously joins the Jewries of the world in their spontaneous protest, expresses its fraternal feelings towards the Jews of Germany, and encourages them to continue the struggle in defence of their rights and honor.”
The Vaad Leumi is to meet again next week in special session in order to go further in the question of the situation of German Jewry.