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Blum Taking “warm Interest” in Palestine, Cahan Reports

Premier Leon Blum is taking “a warm interest” in the upbuilding of Palestine, it was declared in an interview today by Abe Cahan, editor of the Jewish Daily Forward. Mr. Cahan has just returned from a trip to France where he had an extensive discussion with M. Blum.

Discussing the future of Biro-Bidjan as an immigration outlet for East European Jews, Mr. Cahan declared that the Soviet territory was “simply an advertisement of Jewish Communists.”

“Russian Communists don’t want to go there,” he asserted. “It would take fifty years to develop the country and billions of dollars to make it habitable.”

So far as Jews are concerned, their situation is much worse than it was two years ago, he said, when he last visited Europe.

“It is worse in one respect,” he explained, “in that there is a greater feeling of hopelessness than ever before among Jews, a growing inferiority complex.”

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