JERUSALEM (Jan. 27)
The sharp drop in Jewish immigration into Palestine during the past year was revealed today by figures for last month’s entry published in the Government gazette, which show that the record low total of 753 Jews entered the country in December.
This makes a total of 28,337 Jewish immigrants for 1936, compared with an immigration of 61, 541 Jews during the peak year of 1935. The 1934 Jewish immigration was 42, 359.
In addition, the December total represented a drop from other months of the same year, which ranged from 936 in November to 4,695 in September.
Last Month’s total included 85 immigrants in the capitalist category, which makes a total of 2,407 in that classification for the year. Since capitalist immigrants are required to possess a minimum of $5,000, they brought in during the year at least $12,035,000.