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J. D. B. News Letter

December 27, 1928
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Conditions of European Non-Zionists By J. T. A. Correspondents

The Liberal Jews in Germany are ready to enter the extended Jewish Agency on certain conditions, which are outlined in an article by Councillor Lilienthal, one of the most influential leaders of the Liberal Jews in Germany, writing in the “Juedische-Liberale Zeitung,” the official organ of the Federation of Liberal Jews in Germany.

The Liberal Jews, according to this statement, are willing to collaborate in the Jewish Agency, with the Zionist Organization, on the following conditions : Firstly, that the Liberal Jews should be able to exercise a certain amount of influence on the Palestine work ; secondly, that the non-Nationalist Liberal conception of the Palestine work should be treated with respect; thirdly, that the joint Palestine work should be removed from the political sphere, that Palestine immigration should be adapted to the economic possibilities of absorption in the country, and that peaceful relations should be maintained with the Arabs; and fourthly, that the Palestine Jewish Agency extension agreement should be part of a larger general colonization agreement, aiming at a systematic Jewish settlement activity in all parts of the world.

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