Jerusalem (May. 10)
The Executive of the World Zionist Organization today handed over to High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope its annual report for submission to the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations. The report was accompanied by a covering letter signed by Dr. Nahum Sokolow, president of the World Zionist Organization.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned from most reliable sources that Dr. Sokolow’s letter emphasizes especially the immigration question and points out-that there is an acute labor shortage in Palestine, while at the same time the Jewish position in the world grows more serious. The letter, it is understood, was composed long before the present schedule of 5,600 immigration certificates was granted by the Palestine government.
The decision of the government aroused great indignation in Jewish Palestine and led the Jewish Agency for Palestine, which had originally asked for 20,100 certificates, to issue a long statement justifying its position and attacking the present immigration policy of the Palestine government.