(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The allottment of state lands for Jewish land settlement in the Ukraine is one of the arguments of the anti-Semitic agitators in the country, declared M. Chubar, chairman of the Ukrainian Soviets, at the Congress of the Soviets which is now in session in Charkoff.
Stressing the importance of combatting anti-Semitism in the Ukraine, the chairman stated that “because of the allocation of a small part of the free land reserves for Jewish colonization, our enemies are conducting agitation which is based on lies. Actually, the Jewish farmers received less than ten per cent of those lands which were allocated in the past two years for the settlement of transmigrants. The peasantry must not swallow the anti-Semitic bait. The Soviets pay no regard to the nationality of the workers. The fact of the matter is that the Jews enjoy no particular privileges.
“We strive to help all who seek to establish their lives on a new basis. Anti-Semitism still exists in Russia, but we must fight to eradicate it entirely,” he declared.
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