World Press Digest

The Near East and India of London, speaking of the future of Palestine, says:

The future of Palestine is likely to be as much an industrial as an agricultural one; industry means massed populations in small spaces. There will be plenty of room for both Jew and Arab in these circumstances, and the Arab should be made to realize this. The Jewish watch-words should be “Education and Cooperation.” Jewish farmers must help their Arab neighbors where possible: they must make the first gesture of friendliness and educate the Arab to the view that both parties are working for the communal good. Above all else, the Jew must not by his very actions and demeanor give the Arab the impression that he is in any way on a higher social scale or is possessed of more of the world’s goods.

The Palestine Jews must never lose sight of the fact that the Arabs have no world organization such as the Zionists with their millions of supporters.

It should not be very hard to cooperate for there is a great deal to respect in the Arab: his traditions, his religion, his pride of race, his capabilities as a warrior and his humor are all aspects which should command admiration. But the Jew must take the first step.

KERR ALIEN BILL PRAISED BY TIMES

Under the headline “Sound Alien Policy,” the New York Times carries the following editorial (reprinted in part):

The bill introduced in the House by Representative Kerr of North Carolina and favorably reported by the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization seeks to remove anomalies. It vests limited discretionary powers on deportation of aliens in a committee consisting of representatives of the Departments of State, Justice and Labor. The committee may not intervene in behalf of aliens who are criminals, dangerous radicals or immoral persons, but it may prevent the expulsion of aliens who entered the country irregularly and have been residents of good repute for a period of ten years or more.

The Kerr bill would also do away with an anomaly like the one which requires that student or tourist aliens who wish to become citizens must leave the country and re-enter.

No gates are thrown open to immigration by the proposed law. It is not even a question of the gate being unlatched. The volume of immigration is not increased, because the quotas remain as they are. Actually the number of aliens in the country is reduced by subtracting from the national quotas all aliens already here whose status is now regularized; and the same thing is true of visitors and students. Such “liberalization” as the Kerr bill contains is in the interest of common sense, humanity and the final effectiveness of the deportation code. It takes cognizance of meritorious cases. It deals more drastically with undesirable aliens than the present law.

DISCUSSES NAZI DRIVE ON JEWS IN SPORT

Ludwig Lore, in his editorial column in the New York Post, writes:

Mr. Avery Brundage went to Germany last year as representative of the American Athletic Union to investigate the sport situation in the Reich. On his return he reported that Germany had wholly complied with America’s conditions and that Jewish athletes would be given adequate opportunity to participate in the various events. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency now reports from Berlin that a new campaign has been started to prevent the admittance of Jews into German sports.

“No Jew should have the right to take athletic exercises in a German sport league,” clamors a syndicated Nazi article published in National Socialist newspapers. “It must not happen again that German sports interests are represented by Jews as happened previously in tennis where Germany was represented by a Jew, Daniel Prenn.” The N. Y. Times of June 15 tells that the Berliner Tennis Club, of which Dr. Prenn was a member, has been dissolved, making it impossible for its members to participate in Olympic events.

I am not so optimistic as to believe that the American Commission will reconsider its decision to participate in the Olympics for such “trivial reasons.”

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