Poland Welcomes Jewish State but Wants It Enlarged

CLARIFICATION OF THE POLISH GOVERNMENT’S ATTITUDE TOWARD THE PROPOSED CREATION OF A JEWISH STATE IN PALESTINE WAS MADE BY OFFICIAL CIRCLES TODAY TO THE JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY.

THE BRITISH PROPOSAL, IT WAS STATED, IS WELCOMED ONLY INSOFAR AS IT PROVIDES FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT JEWISH TERRITORY. DRAWBACK FROM THE POLISH VIEW-POINT, HOWEVER, IS THAT THE FRONTIERS OF THE PROPOSED STATE HAVE BEEN DRAWN SO AS TO LIMIT THE ABSORPTION OF A LARGE NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS.

GOVERNMENT SPOKESMEN DECLARED IT WAS PREMATURE TO EXPRESS AN OPINION ON POLAND’S ACTION AT GENEVA ON THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S DECLARATION OF POLICY WITH REGARD TO PARTITION. THE POLISH GOVERNMENT, IT WAS STATED, IS ENGAGED IN GATHERING INFORMATION FROM INTERESTED PARTIES, PARTICULARLY POLISH JEWS.

THE KURJER WILENSKI, ORGAN OF THE POLISH LEGIONAIRES, IN AN EDITORIAL TODAY DEMANDED CREATION OF A NATION-WIDE PRO-PALESTINE COMMITTEE TO CREATE UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN JEWS AND POLES.

AN EDITORIAL IN POLSKA ZBROJNA, ORGAN OF THE POLISH ARMY, DESCRIBES THE BRITISH ROYAL COMMISSION’S REPORT RECOMMENDING PARTITION OF PALESTINE AS THE TURNING POINT IN JEWISH HISTORY. IT VOICES THE HOPE THAT THE PROPOSED JEWISH STATE WILL BE ENLARGED.

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