Protest Settlement of Jewish Refugees in Cyprus

The threat that sixty thousand Jews will be forcibly expelled from Salonica if it is true that German-Jewish refugees, numbering approximately 50,000 persons, are to be settled in the isle of Cyprus, was made in Imerisios Kyrix, a daily newspaper published here.

The paper gave prominence to an article reporting that the World Conference for the relief of German-Jewish refugees held at London had adopted resolutions to this effect and warned that if the report were true, expulsion of Jews would follow any attempt to carry it out.

The article adds a proposal that the Greek claim to possession of the island should be seriously considered, since the majority of its population is Greek. (Four-fifths of the inhabitants of the island, which was annexed by Great Britain in 1914, are Greek Christians while the remainder are Turkish Mohammedans.)

The newspaper declares that the plan for settlement of refugees was initiated by Zionists. A warning is sounded that Zionist leaders “think twice” before proceeding.

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