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Urges Creation of King George Colony in Zion

September 26, 1934
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A proposal for the creation of a “King George Colony” in Palestine as a demonstration of Jewish gratitude for “the great and noble work England has done and is still doing” in that country is contained in a letter to the editor of The Jewish Chronicle.

The writer, I. Sunlight, of Manchester, says:

“The establishment of such a colony—which would have to be worthy of the name and the occasion—would stand out as an imperishable witness of the pact entered into between Great Britain and the people of Israel in relation to Palestine.”


The time is highly opportune for such a tangible show of appreciation, Sunlight asserts, suggesting that the twenty-fifth anniversary of the accession of King George to the throne should be made the occasion “of a great Jewish demonstration of our loyalty and devotion to the Crown.”

“As to the form of the thank offering,” he continues, “which, in my opinion, should be symbolic of the cooperation of Great Britain with the Jewish people in the work of rebuilding Palestine, I cannot conceive of anything more appropriate than the creation of a King George Colony in Eretz Yisrael.


“It would constitute a great Imperial Monument, showing forth the glory of Great Britain as being the chosen instrument of Providence for restoring the Jewish people to their ancient land.

“Furthermore, to the generations to come it would serve as a royal memorial, recording the fact that the rebuilding of Palestine by the Jews took place during the reign of King George V.”


Dr. Erwin Panofsky, former Dean of the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hamburg, will today give the first of a series of lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art under the auspices of the New York University School of Fine Arts. He will lecture on German art.

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