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No Foreign Intervention in Numerus Clausus Question Necessary, Hungarian Jewish Leader Says

May 26, 1927
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Paul Sandor, leader of the assimilationist group of Hungarian Jews and member of the Hungarian Parliament, arrived in New York yesterday on the steamer “Resolute”.

His message to American Jews, when interviewed by the representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, was to the effect that “foreign Jews would do best for the Jews of Hungary if they would not interfere in the question of the numerus clausus. We have sufficient patience and power to fight for the abolition of the numerus clausus. We can do it without the help of our coreligionists abroad. I am certain that the numerus clausus will soon be abolished,” he stated.

Commenting on the general situation of the Jewish population in Hungary, Deputy Sandor stated that “the Jews of Hungary have nothing to complain of against the Hungarian government with the exception of the numerus clausus. It is true that there are now in Hungary small anti-Semitic groups which seek to place the Jewish population under the old legal disabilities, but the government is deposing them and will in time make them harmless.”

Deputy Sandor, who heads the anti-Zionist group in Hungary, visited Palestine on his world tour on the Resolute. He travelled on the steamer with Felix M. Warburg until the latter disembarked to visit the Russian colonies.

“Palestine in my opinion will never become the Jewish national Homeland,” he said. “All the talk of Palestine as the Jewish National Home is only the result of the British policy to employ Jews as a check against the Arabs and also the result of American philanthropy. The philanthropic activities of American Jews for Palestine is certainly deserving high praise.” he added.

Mr. Sandor was met at the pier by a large delegation of Hungarian ‘Jews and was escorted to the Hotel Roosevelt. He will be received today by Mayor Walker at City Hall. Mr. Sandor will be in the United States until June 7.

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