Immigration Vital to Palestine’s Future, Manchester Guardian Holds

Both the security and future of the Jewish common-wealth in Palestine depend on its numerical growth through immigration, the Manchester Guardian declares in an article on “Palestine’s hopes and hardships in the war.” The article stresses that every Jew in Palestine knows that, given the aid of world Jewry and nations interested in a solution of the “Jewish question,” the country can absorb “very large numbers of homeless Jews.”

Kenneth Williams, editor of Great Britain and the East, urges in that periodical that Palestine should “buy British.” Williams, pointing out that before the war Germany had ranked first in exports to Palestine, refutes Nazi allegations that Palestine was being economically exploited by Great Britain. Britain, he states, “has not benefited commercially from Palestine in accordance with the moral right to do so.” Now that Germany can no longer sell to the Jews and the Arabs, he added, “it is profoundly to be hoped that Palestine, having once thoroughly cultivated the habit of buying British, will continue to do so.”

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