Palestine Press Prevented by Censor from Publishing Editorials on Strume
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Palestine Press Prevented by Censor from Publishing Editorials on Strume

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The Hebrew press in Palestine evidently restrained from commenting on the Strume disaster by the censor, appeared yesterday with black borders and carrying biblical references to shipwrecks and sorrow in place of editorials, according to information reaching here today.

Davar published on its editorial page references citing chapters and verses in Psalms, Lamentations, Jonah and Jeremiah. Haaretz printed Kaddish at the end of its editorial column. Haboker, however, republished the story of the adventures of the shipwrecked Jewish refugees who were marooned on a desert island for several months last summer when the steamer Pentscho that was carrying them was wrecked.


A meeting held in London today by the Mizrachi Federation of Great Britain and Ireland unanimously adopted a resolution criticizing the British administration for refusing have in Palestine to the Strume refugees. It declares that the victims on the Strume died “with the poignant feeling that the ideals for which a civilized country is fighting had been denied to them by the Palestine administration.”

The political committee of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain adopted a resolution expressing “grief and indignation at the tragedy that has taken place owing to the refusal of the Palestine administration to allow victims of Nazi terror from Rumania to enter the National Home.” The Federation also announced that Dr. Weizmann will address a special conference of British Zionists on the Strume sinking on March 8.

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