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Italy Held Opposing Sovereign States

WITH ESTABLISHMENT OF SOVEREIGN ARAB AND JEWISH STATES LOOMING IN PALESTINE, THE EVENING STANDARD REPORTED TODAY FROM ROME THE ITALIAN JEWS WERE FEARFUL BECAUSE THIS TURN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SITUATION WAS DEEMED ANTAGONISTIC TO FASCIST POLICY.

THE 63,000 JEWS OF ITALY ARE ALARMED LEST PREMIER MUSSOLINI FOLLOW REICHSFUCHRER HITLER’S FOOTSTEPS IN INTOLERANCE, FEARING POSSIBLE REVOCATION OF JEWS’ MEMBERSHIP IN THE FASCIST PARTY, WHICH WOULD MEAN PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL RUIN, THE REPORT SAID.

GREAT BRITAIN’S INTENTION OF PARTITIONING THE HOLY LAND IS NOT ONLY OPPOSED TO ITALIAN POLICY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, BUT INCOMPATIBLE WITH IL DUCE IS ANNOUNCED FRIENDSHIP FOR ISLAM, THE STANDARD CORRESPONDENT HELD.

ANTI-SEMITIC FEELING IN ITALY WAS ALSO REPORTED TO BE BASED ON ITALO-GERMAN COLLABORATION, THE NOTICEABLE DWINDLING IN JEWS’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FASCIST PARTY AND THE SUSPICION THAT JEWS WERE THE PRINCIPLE OFFENDERS IN EVADING ITALY’S STRINGENT REGULATIONS AGAINST TRAFFIC IN FOREIGN CURRENCIES.

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