able extent even at this time when the absorptive capacity of the country justifies the admission of a far greater number of Jewish immigrants, and when the tragedy of German Jewry should have served to liberalize the immigration policy of the Colonial Office and of the Palestine administration with regard to the victims of religious and racial persecution. Aside from the fact that Palestine is prosperous economically at present and is in need of more workers, the moral obligation of the mandatory power to translate the British pledge to the Jewish people into actuality should be fulfilled in order to meet the present crisis in Jewish life.
Dr. Weizmann is attacking the “fantastic projects” of new settlements for Jews in the millions. But these projects are imaginary. Dr. Weizmann is wasting his energy in fighting schemes concocted by irresponsible sensation-mongers.
Dr. Weizmann should instead exert his great influence and energy to persuade the British government, the Colonial Office and the Palestine administration to abandon the restrictionist policy and to open the doors of Palestine for those unfortunate German Jewish refugees who have become homeless because of ruthless religious and racial persecution and who should be admitted to Palestine, for according to the Churchill White Paper of 1922, “Jews may enter Palestine as of right and not sufferance.”
Palestine’s prosperity has been made possible by Jewish initiative, Jewish labor and Jewish investments. The present arbitrary restriction of Jewish immigration to Palestine is quite indefensible.