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Jews Urged to Settle in New Countries

July 1, 1935
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Emigration of Jews to unsettled countries such as exist in South America, Uganda and Angola was advocated by Dr. Joseph Kruk, exponent of the “new territorialism,” in an address before The Maccabeans, a society of Jewish professional men.

Prof. Norman Bentwich expressed ##mself as skeptical as to whether ##ws would be willing to go to uncultivated countries. Mrs. Israel Zangwill declared that the old enthusiasm about the Territorialist movement no longer exists.

Sir Philip Hartog, who presided, announced that although the old ITL (Jewish Territorial Association) had been abolished, he and several other people have joined in publishing a manifesto calling for new efforts to settle Jews on uncultivated territory as a solution to the emigration problem.

In his address, Dr. Kruk asserted that Jews ought never agree to be recognized as second class citizens but should unite with all the best forces of other nations for freedom and peace.

Palestine, he declared, can never hold all the Jews and therefore a new land should be sought where Jews can settle on a progressive and cooperative basis.

Four million Jews have emigrated in the last century, Dr. Kruk said, and the desire for agricultural colonization today is much greater than before the war. There are 65###000 Jews living by agriculture, he said.

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