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Neumann Warns Against Pressuring U.S. Jews to Migrate to Israel

A warning that any attempt to make immigration to Israel a condition of Zionism would cause many American Jews to leave the Zionist movement was voiced here by Dr. Emanuel Neumann, member of the Jewish Agency Executive, addressing a meeting convened by the General Zionists.

Dr. Neumann, replying to a recent statement by former Premier David Ben Gurion, asserted that when Ben Gurion and other Mapai leaders had visited the United States in the past, they had not stressed immigration and had not made immigration a condition of Zionism.

American Jewry was always regarded, he said, as a financial reservoir and not as a source of prospective immigration. He added that what is needed is a constant campaign for immigration, and not an outcry against American Jewry which has up to now given the utmost financial and moral assistance to Israel.