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Polish Jews Demonstrate Against Immigration Halt

Jews throughout Poland today held meetings and staged demonstrations in protest against the threatened suspension by Great Britain of Jewish immigration into Palestine.

Polish Jewry, which has been contributing the bulk of immigrants to Palestine, would be severely affected by even temporary stoppage of immigration. In the first six months of 1936, more than 6,000 Polish Jews went to the Holy Land as permanent settlers.

Resolutions condemning efforts to liquidate the disorders at the expense of the Jews were adopted by meetings in many cities and towns throughout the country.

The resolutions described the threatened suspension as a reward for Arab violence and charged it would undermine the League of Nations mandate under which Great Britain rules the Holy Land.

Tribute was paid to the Palestine Jews and pledges were given supporting the Jewish Agency for Palestine in its fight against suspension.

Havas News Agency said a delegation called on the British Ambassador at Warsaw to present the resolutions, which were supplemented by telegraphed protests sent to the British Colonial Office in London. Immigration suspension is reportedly scheduled to become effective Oct. 1, according to Havas.

Following the meetings, special services were held in synagogues.

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