British Jews Gird for Full-scale Battle on Rising Anti-semitism; Dangers Stressed
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British Jews Gird for Full-scale Battle on Rising Anti-semitism; Dangers Stressed

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The Board of Deputies of British Jews today voted to launch an extraordinary appeal for funds to fight the menacing growth of anti-Semitism in England.

Speakers representing all sections of the Jewish community warned of the significant rise of anti-Jewish sentiments among large numbers of Britons. Prof. Selig Brodetsky, president of the Board, said that “the problem of anti-Semitism has become of vital importance in the life of the country.” He disclosed that the executive committee of the Deputies has been in constant contact with the authorities on the problem.

Meanwhile, a large fascist meeting was held this afternoon on Bethnal Greene and an even larger rally was scheduled for tonight at Dalston, a Jewish populated section of London, which has been the scene of several disturbances. Several Labor M.P.’s will attend one of the weekly anti-Semitic meetings in North London tonight to gather facts for a full-scale fight when Parliament reconvenes next month to secure legislation outlawing fascist propaganda.

In a statement issued today, Scotland Yard said that the situation was being closely watched and that tonight a record number of police will be present at the fascist meetings to prevent violence.

Jeffrey Hamm, leader of the fascist British League of Ex-Servicemen, stated during the week-end that he is preparing the way for the return to the political scene of Sir Oswald Mosley, pre-war fascist leader.

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