WARSAW (Nov. 8)
Official circles, mindful of the Government’ project to expatriate 80,000 Polish Jews a year in the next decade, as disclosed at the League of Nations recently, voiced disappointment today at the small immigration schedule announced by Great Britain Thursday. Of the 1,800 labor immigration certificates granted for the next six months, Polish Jewry’s share will be only a few hundred.
The disappointment at the schedule, however, is tempered by the view, shared by Jewish circles, that issuance of the 1,800 certificates in the face of Arab opposition is a victory for the principle of the open door in Palestine. As a result, Polish officialdom is not inclined to view the small schedule as a severe blow to Polish hopes. It is particularly pointed out in this connection that Poland does not expect, as its delegates made clear at Geneva, that Palestine will absorb Polish Jews to the extent desired.
Unconfirmed reports stated that Col. Beck would also propose to Capt, Eden that Great Britain open Cyprus to Jewish immigration from Poland.