Jewish Palestine Hinges on Loyalty to Britain in Middle East, Says Goldmann

The future of a Jewish Palestine hinges on whether or not the British Government is convinced that it can depend on the loyalty of Jews in the Middle East, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, member of the executive of the Jewish Agency, reported here today reviewing the situation in Palestine from where he just returned.

This, he said, makes it even more imperative for the Jews in Palestine to combat the small groups of terrorists who direct their activities against British officials exclusively. Estimating that the terrorist group has no more than 500 members, Dr. Goldmann said that the Jewish Agency has worked out a number of practical measures which will be undertaken for the purpose of carbing the outbreaks.

Dr. Goldmann described the great economic progress which Palestine made during the war, but emphasized that there is a tendency on the part of the Palestine Government to hamper Jewish industrial development of the country by making it difficult for Jewish industrialists to import new machinery from the United States and export Palestine-made products to countries in the Middle East whose markets were controlled by British industrialists before the war.

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