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Palestine Government Grants 900 Immigration Certificates for Jews Under New Quota

The new immigration quota for Palestine for the three-month period ending June 30 was announced in the Official Gazette today. It provides for the admission of 1,600 immigrants specifying that 700 of them must be non-Jews. Certain categories of Jewish immigrants are permitted under the new quota to bring with them their wives and children under 18 years of age.

The major portion of the immigration certificates for Jews under the newly-announced quota will be assigned by the Jewish Agency for Palestine to Jewish refugees from Poland now in Teheran, Persia, on route from Russia. About 150 immigration certificates from the current schedule have already been sent by the Jewish Agency to Teheran. A number of certificates will also be sent to Turkey for Jewish refugees from Greece and Bulgaria stranded there.

Mrs. Moshe Shertek, wife of the head of the political department of the Jewish Agency, is proceeding to Teheran this week to take charge of relief and welfare work for the Jewish refugees from Poland who have been transferred there from Russia on their way to the Near East, it was learned here today. The Jewish relief work for the refugees in Teheran has been conducted hitherto by Raphael Szafar whom the Jewish Agency, in cooperation with other Jewish institutions, sent to Persia to study the situation of the Jewish refugees from Poland and to arrange for the transportation of as many of them as possible to Palestine.

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