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German Zionists Look for New Era with Germany’s Admission into League

September 20, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The admission of Germany to full membership in the League of Nations and to a permanent seat in the League Council has created intense interest in Zionist circles in Germany.

Zionist leaders in this country consider the entry of Germany into the League as an event of great importance for the Palestine movement. By virtue of its membership in the League Council. Germany will become one of the guarantors of the Palestine mandate and will in all probability become a member of the League’s Permanent Mandates Commission, the duty of which is to examine the administration of Palestine. The leaders emphasized the duty of the German Zionists to enlighten German public opinion and the government for the purpose of instilling a better understanding of the Zionist aims in Germany. In view of the favorable attitude toward Zionism demonstrated by the German Foreign Office until now, it is hoped that this task will be an easy one. Leaders of German Zionists also expressed the hope that notwithstanding the prevailing conditions among German Jews concerning the conception of Jewish life, there will be no difference among German Jewry concerning the responsibility for the upbuilding of Palestine.

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