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Jewish Leaders, Arriving from London, Urge Caution on Colonization Projects

Warnings that caution is necessary on large-scale Jewish colonization projects now being aired were given today by Dr. Solomon Goldman, president of the Zionist Organization of America; Louis Lipsky, vice-president of the Z.O.A., and Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the administrative committee of the World Jewish Congress, all of whom arrived on the Queen Mary.

Dr. Solomon Goldman and Mr. Lipsky, in a statement, proposed that the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee establish a committee of experts to act as a clearing house on colonization projects and that public discussion of them be avoided until this committee would have acted on their suitability.

Dr. Nahum Goldmann declared that the colonization projects were actually having a harmful effect in that European countries which otherwise might have accepted thousands of refugees, at least for temporary stay, were now reluctant to accept refugees, believing that these colonization projects would absorb them.