Jerusalem (Sep. 12)
Reports that the British Government allegedly intends to settle in Palestine 100,000 Christian Poles who refuse to return to Poland have caused amezement among the Jews here, especially since the immigration quota for Jews under the British White Paper is practically exhausted.
“If there is place for scores of thousands of non-Jews in Palestine, then why is there no place for Jewish immigration and colonization?” Davar, leading Hebrew newspaper, asks in an editorial today. “We constantly hear that Palestine’s absorptive capacity is over-limited and that there is no place for all the Jews knocking at the country’s doors. From where does this sudden absorptitivy for scores of thousands of non-Jews come?”
Enumerating a list of arguments, the paper goes on to ask why Arab opposition to non-Jewish immigration is not considered a decisive factor, whereas tht same opposition becomes decisive when it concerns Jewish immigration. “The world which is concerned – and rightly so – for 100,000 Poles must also care for the millions of Jews who have no other choice except to immigrate to Palestine,” the article concludes.