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Jew Must Be Better Citizen Than All, Says Lord Rothschild

September 7, 1923
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Lord Rothschild presided at Leeds at a meeting called to reestablish the local branch of the Anglo-Jewish Association.

Those spreading anti Semitism contend. Rothschild said, that the Jew is incapable of becoming a good citizen. “We must prove to the world that this is a gross libel. We must prove that the Jew cannot only be a good citizen but can be a better citizen than anyone” he insisted.

D’Avigdor Goldsmid who also spoke said that the Anglo Jewish Association has existed for 52 years and in all of that time had played an active part in Jewish affairs of the British Empire.

The Association, he said, takes a great interest in Palestine, having pledged to support the British Government in the execution of the mandate and to do all possible to assist in the development of the Jewish Home land.

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