London (Jun. 19)
An appeal to the British Government to exercise its influence upon Germany in order to restore the civil and political rights of German Jews, was made yesterday by the British Zionist Conference in a resolution unanimously adopted. Copies of the resolution were sent to the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary, the League of Nations and the German Ambassador here.
The resolution also protests against the persecution of the Jews in Germany and expresses appreciation for the support and sympathy of British non-Jews. It asks that the distress of the Jews of Germany be alleviated by greater immigration into Palestine.
The conference elected 23 delegates to the World Zionist Congress to be held this Fall. Dr. Chaim Weizmann, former president of the World Zionist Organization and of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, heads the list.
A clear-cut program of the demands which the World Zionist Congress will take up with the British Government, the Mandatory Power over Palestine, was outlined at the conference by Professor Selig Brodetsky, member of the executive of the World Zionist Organization and of the Jewish Agency and vice-president of the British Zionist Federation, and Nahum Sokolow, president of the world organization and of the Jewish Agency. Both paid eloquent tribute to Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, Zionist labor leader, who was assassinated in Tel Aviv Friday night.
Four demands were outlined by Professor Brodetsky. First, more public security; second, larger Jewish immigration; third, that the projected Palestine land laws should not hinder the purchase of land by Jews, and fourth, against the proposed legislative council for Palestine.
Professor Brodetsky urged that the forthcoming world Zionist congress not be addressed in the German language because the “German language is unwelcome.” He declared the forthcoming sessions would differ from those in the past because it will take up the definite question of rebuilding a permanent home for the Jews of Germany.
Palestine is capable of answering the German problem, Professor Brodetsky declared, providing the Palestine Government permit Jewish immigration in accordance with the present absorptive powers of the country. “Without large Jewish immigration, Palestine is meaningless,” he declared.