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Urge Zionist Chiefs Stay in Germany

June 26, 1935
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An appeal to the German Zionists not to send their leaders away to Palestine because they are needed in Germany, was made today at a conference of workers for Palestine together with leaders of the Keren Hayesod.

The appeal was made in view of the fact that most of the important Zionist leaders of Germany are emigrating to Palestine, leaving the Zionist movement in Germany to less competent advisers.

The conference elected Chief Rabbi Leo Baeck, Max Warburg, Dr. Friedrich Brodnitz, Dr. Ott# Hirsch, as non-Zionist members from Germany to the Council of the Jewish Agency. Other non-Zionist members elected at the conference are Dr. S. Wasserman and Rabbi J. Horwitz.


Dr. Felix Rosenblueth, a leader of the German Zionists in Palestine, addressing the conference, declared that the Jewish opposition to the establishment of a Legislative Council is based upon the unwillingness of the Jews to accept the status of a permanent national minority in Palestine, which is the only remaining country where Jews can expand.

Dr. Werner Senator, member of the World Zionist Executive here on a visit, pointed out to the delegates that the British administration in Palestine is not interested in maintaining the differences between the Jews and the Arabs.

“The Palestine administration,” Dr. Senator said, “desires most of all to maintain order in Palestine and to develop the country. It is however, not willing to grant such facilities for Jewish immigration which would afford a fair chance to the Jews as far as the absorptive capacity of the country is concerned. It keeps down the number of Jewish immigrants because of political considerations connected with certain promises given to the Arabs. This must be combatted by

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