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British Jews Urge Self-defense Against Arab Attacks

British Jewry, meeting here last night under the auspices of the British section of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, took note of the government’s determination to adopt more effective measures in Palestine in combatting Arab insurgency and urged establishment of wider facilities for Jewish self-defense in the Holy Land.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews and numerous Zionist bodies unanimously passed a resolution opposing stoppage of immigration into Palestine declaring that such a step would be regarded as violation of the terms of the League of Nations mandate.

In introducing the resolution, Neville Laski, president of the board, warned that even a temporary halt of immigration would destroy confidence and prosperity in Palestine. He stressed the forbearance of Jewish colonists under provocation.