The new Association for Jewish Emigration and Colonization which was formed yesterday in Paris under the name, EMCOL, will undoubtedly attract much interest.
Jewish emigration and colonization today is the central problem in Jewish life. At no time before was the urge to emigrate so sharp as at present, when millions of Jews in Central Europe live in hopes of seeing themselves in other countries.
The new association, therefore, comes at the moment when it is needed most. That it has no partisan axe to grind as indicated by the fact that its presidium consists of Zionists and non-Zionists.
Formed in Paris, where reports of Jewish colonization in Syria recently originated, the new organization already has the support of the ORT, OZE and Emigdirekt. Although the program of the new association had not been made known in detail, there is ground for belief that it will concentrate its emigration and colonization activities outside of Palestine, since the work for Palestine is being capably handled by other agencies.