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Reich Zionists Demand Royal Commission Recognize Free Immigration

A conference of the Palestine Foundation Fund today called on the British Royal Commission investigating recent disorders in the Holy Land to recognize unrestricted Jewish immigration in accordance with the Balfour Declaration and the Palestine mandate.

The parley authorized Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, to speak before the Royal Commission in the name of the Jews of Germany. Another resolution pledged support of Jewish settlement work in the Holy Land.

The Gestapo, State secret police, prohibited Dr. Michael Traub, leader of the Zionist fund-raising organization, from delivering an address before the conference. He was one of a group of Zionists barred by the Gestapo from holding office in the Berlin Jewish Community on the ground of “radicalism.”