BERLIN (Jan. 19)
Sharp criticism of the mission of the three British-Jewish leaders to the United States is voiced in the current issue of the C.-V. Zeitung, official organ of the Central Union of Jews in Germany.
Discussing the mission in the light of statements that it would be confined to formulating a plan to stimulate emigration of German Jews to Palestine alone, the periodical makes the following statement:
“It is an act of irresponsibility from the Jewish viewpoint, at a time when the League of Nations is endeavoring to create possibilities for German Jews outside of Palestine, to narrow down the scheme to Palestine alone.”
The three leaders, Sir Herbert Samuel, Simon Marks and Lord Bearsted are en route to the United States on board the Majestic, scheduled to dock Tuesday. According to a joint statement issued prior to their departure their mission is “purely exploratory.” “The delegation,” their statement pointed out, “will seek to take counsel with all sections of those interested in America with the view to preparation of a scheme to promote emigration of Jews from Germany and to assist the emigrants to start new enterprises and find occupations in their new homes.”