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Rumania Reaffirms Legality of Zionism; Bulgaria Approves Emigration of 1,000 to Palestine

An announcement by the Rumanian Ministry of the Interior reaffirming the legality of the Zionist movement in this country, and reports reaching here within the past few days from Bulgaria, Hungary and Czechoslovakia seem to indicate that the apprehension felt in some quarters concerning the attitude of the new governments of Eastern Europe towards Zionism was unfounded.

Yesterday, Minister of the Interior Techari Georgescu sent an order to local administrative authorities informing them that the Zionist organization in Rumania enjoyed the same rights as all other groups, and is recognized as a legally constituted body. At the same time, according to a dispatch from Sofia, the Bulgarian Government announced that it had authorized the emigration to Palestine of 1,000 persons.

A report from Prague says that the first Zionist meeting since the end of the war has been held there, and it was decided to establish an organization to train youths wishing to emigrate to Palestine, while a report from Budapest discloses that the first Zionist group in Hungary has been formed there.