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Protests Citrus Tax

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

Perfidious Albion has again shown its claws, eager to snatch away any little benefit achieved by the Jews in Palestine. This time it is the orange industry which is being bled white by John Bull for the dubious privilege of having him administer the Jewish National Home. The blows aimed by that corpulent gentleman at our work in Palestine are skillfully aimed so as destroy as much of our work as possible with one single blow.

The unheard-of tax of $16.80 an acre on citrus fruit growing land has only one object in view, and that is to destroy the only chance for a close settlement of Jews on small parcels of land. John Bull had seen to it long before this that the purchase of large tracts of land by Jews for extensive cultivation should be made almost impossible.

Our Zionist leaders here and in Palestine ought to ponder this latest blow at our aims in our National Home by our friends, the English. It were far better that, instead of busying themselves with schemes of how to control the distribution of news from Palestine, our Zionist leaders devoted more time and energy to the task of fighting for our most elementary rights there.

This is a most serious moment when all our energies ought to be bent towards one end: to fight effectively our common enemy, England.

Dr. Harry Costeff.

Peoria, Ill.,

January 10, 1935.

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