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capitalists and skilled artisans from Germany.

Discussing political developments in Palestine, the report states that “Arab discontent with Jewish immigration and land sales to Jews,” which had been manifest for ten years, was renewed in 1933, climaxing in the October and November riots.

The Jewish press, it states, and the Prague Zionist Congress discussed immigration in terms alarming to the Arabs. Hostility to Jewish immigration was intensified by knowledge of the recent settlement of an estimated number of 10,000 Jews without permission, which, the Arabs argued, showed the government’s inability to control immigration.


“The government made it clear there would be no change in the policy regulating immigration in accordance with absorptive capacity. Nevertheless serious rioting followed,” the report states. It declared that only the influence of the Emir Abdullah of Transjordania prevented repercussions “embarrassing to the Palestine government.”

While the Arabs demonstrated against the government for its “undue generosity” in immigration of Jews, the Jews expressed dissatisfaction on account of the government’s niggardliness. A clash with the police resulted.

The report mentions the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, Palestine Zionist labor leader, “whose loss is deeply felt not only by the Jews with whom he labored with devotion and success, but also by the High Commissioner and officers of the administration with whom he established mutually helpful relations of trust and esteem.”

The report refers to the tension between the Revisionists and the General Zionists, as accentuated by the murder of Arlosoroff, which dominated the Prague Congress, and declares the arrest of two young Revisionists on suspicion embittered the feelings of Zionists generally and Jewish labor particularly against the Revisionist party.

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