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Danger to Palestine of Vital Interest to English Jewry

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More than ever before the thoughts of English Jewry now turn to the Jews of Palestine, who are in grave danger, declared Leonard J. Stein, president of the Anglo-Jewish Association, today at the annual meeting of the organization. The association, among other activities, supports schools for Jewish children in India, the Middle East, North Africa and Palestine.

The Jews in Palestine have “justified those who had faith in them and confounded the sceptics,” Stein said, pointing out that the country has become not only a refuge for persecuted Jews but a new home. He stated, however, that there are still certain difficulties present in the Palestine situation and voiced the opinion that efforts to secure settlement of these problems after the war will meet with greater difficulties than in 1918 “because then, public opinion in the leading countries was more benevolently interested in Jews and the Jewish problem.”

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