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Diplomats, Dealing with Problems of International Relationship, View J. T. A. Service As Helpful

February 21, 1928
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Diplomats, dealing with the problems of international relationships in the world today, ambassadors to the United States and the representative of the United States in Germany, have voiced their appreciation of the useful work of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the “Jewish Daily Bulletin.”

JACOB GOULD SCHURMAN, American Ambassador in Germany. “On the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and also of the publication of the 1000th issue of the ‘Jewish Daily Bulletin,’ I send you sincere congratulations with best wishes for your continued success in acquainting the American public with Jewish affairs.”

DR. J. M. CASAURANC, Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Calles of Mexico. “The President desires to transmit to your organization his congratulations for the success it has attained and his best wishes for its future.

“No doubt the work of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and of the interesting ‘Bulletin’ of your organization has helped to wipe out prejudice and has contributed greatly to the task of a spiritual rapprochement, which is not alone useful but indispensable among all mankind.”

NOBILE GIACOMO de MARTINO, Italian Ambassador to the U. S., Washington, D. C. “Availing myself of this opportunity, I wish to say a few words about the condition of Jews in Italy which will probably be of interest to your readers.

“Let me state first of all that there is not a Jewish problem in my country because Jewish people are absolutely and from every point of view equal to other citizens. There is not in Italy’s population any feeling or any animosity towards the Jews, who have held and hold in the Kingdom very high and responsible positions. A few examples: Only referring to the last few years, I want to recall that Signor Liugi Luzzatti was once Prime Minister and many times Minister of Finances, Minister of Agriculture and holder of other important offices in the Cabinet; Signor Sydney Sonnino was twice Prime Minister and Secretary of State and it is to be remarked that he kept this office during the Great War, in one of the most important moments in the history of modern Italy; until three years ago, Senator Mortara was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. It seems to me that these outstanding examples are, 1 think, an excellent demonstration of the fact that there exists in Italy no discrimination against Jews.

“We have in the Italian Parliament a great number of Jews and nobody thinks that they should not be entitled to the high posts they serve. Signor Mussolini chose a few of them for the study of the Constitution reforms; and I do not need to tell you that the Italian people are full of admiration for the Italian Jews who have given and are giving to the country the valuable contribution of their science and industry.

“I am much gratified in reading in the October issue of “The Reflex’, a monthly Review published in New York and devoted to the interests of the Jewish people, an article by Mr. Benarida in which it was shown how the Fascist Government pursues a benevolent policy not only towards the Jews of Italy, but towards the Jews in all the world, which I think is exactly true. I may add that the belief that Fascismo is hostile to the Jews and to their interests is absolutely false and superstitious.

“Italy has been the classical land of Jewish liberty and this the Jewish people well know, and is so now.

“I wish to take this occasion to express to you my best wishes for the ‘Jewish Daily Bulletin’ which you so ably direct.”

PROF. TIMOTHY A. SMIDDY, Minister of the Irish Free State, Washington, D. C. “I have read the ‘Jewish Daily Bulletin’ with great interest. Like the Jewish Telegraphic Agency it supplies a want which, in the interests of justice, it is very necessary to fill. I think it is a remarkable thing that in the short space of nine years your Agency should have been so eminently successful in its operations, not only in disseminating news of interest to your people but in linking them together over the many continents upon which they are scattered, and giving them the cohesion so necessary for the perpetuation of their ideals.”

ZDENEK FIERLINGER, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Czechoslovak Legation, Washington, D. C. “In view of the important role your co-religionaries are playing in the economic life in every country in the world, your Agency more than any other similar institution is able to give reliable news and information. By your endeavors along these lines you certainly render a great service to the world. Showing how closely the interests of the different countries are intertwined and what a vast field there is for mutual cooperation, chances for another war will be considerably reduced.”

JAN CIECHANOWSKI, Minister of Poland, Washington, D. C. “The ‘Jewish Daily Bulletin’, published by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, is a useful publication of news concerning Jewish affairs the world over. I consider that its news value has steadily increased in the course of the last years, and I always read it with attention and interest.”

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