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Loyalty to Poland

Polish exports to Palestine have risen to two million dollars a year, which is ten times higher than it was three years ago.

This precipitous increase is due not so much to the general prosperity in Palestine as to the fact that the recent immigrants to Palestine arrive from Poland. Three-fourths of the 60,000 Jews who entered Palestine during the last year were Polish.

The Polish Jew — no matter how mistreated he is in Poland — still thinks of his native country when he comes to Palestine. He remains a Polish patriot. He looks for Polish products. He becomes the agent for spreading Polish goods not only in Palestine, but in the markets of the Near East as well.

The increase of Polish exports to Palestine should serve as a lesson to those anti-Semitic forces in Poland which maintain that the Jew is not sufficiently loyal to his native land’s interests.

One of the questions to which the Polish government is now paying special attention is that of foreign markets. Polish exports to America would undoubtedly have better opportunity to expand if the Jewish population in Poland were to be given fairer treatment.

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