VIENNA (Jan. 15)
The semi-official Reichspost, generally regarded as the mouthpiece of the Vatican in Central Europe, today accused the Palestine Jews of violating Catholic rights in the Holy Land. The paper announced a mass meeting will be held tomorrow at which former Minister of Education Emmerich Czermak, Christian Socialist leader, and Cardinal Theodor Innitzer will speak.
Robert Stricker, in his Zionist newspaper, Die Neue Welt, today challenged the Reichspost to prove a single case of the discrimination against the 30,000 Palestine Catholics charged by the clerical paper.
The Reichspost stated: “There is no doubt whatever that the Palestine Jews have no intention to do justice to the wishes and demands of the Catholics. In addition, the Catholics of Palestine get the impression that the Mandatory Power takes very little interest in them.”
The paper added: “In the English Parliament the position of Palestine, especially as regards the demands of the Jews, is being thoroughly and favorably discussed, but no word of sympathy is heard for the Catholics in the country. It is time that both in Geneva and in London strong representations were heard.”