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Diaspora Jewry Knows Little of Palestine, Says Hebrew Poet


“The Jews in the Diaspora know very little of the charms, possibilities and opportunities which Palestine holds for them,” said Chaim Nachman Bialkik in an interview with the Palestine Telegraphic Agency. “In fact,” he continued, “the propaganda carried on by the Zionist Organization with regard to Palestine is entirely insufficient. The propaganda of the Zionist opposition is very harmful, and should be stopped.”

Asked as to his impressions of the country, Bialik said that Tel-Aviv is a charming city and that his belief in the great future of Erez Israel had been strengthened.

“The temporary Hebrew center created in the last few years in Berlin, is now,” Bialik continued,” dying on account of the general chaos prevailing in central Europe. All the Hebrew publishing houses are being transferred to Palestine. The publishing houses of “Dvir” and ‘Moriah’ have united for the purpose of carrying on the work of publishing Hebrew books on a large scale, A special department for Arab literature has been created, and the head of that department will be a well known Orientalist and Arabic scholar.”

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