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Palestine Future Depends on Workability of Agency Pact, English View

April 8, 1929
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The future of the Jewish National Home in Palestine depends much on the working out of the temporary agreement between the Zionists and non-Zionists, states an editorial in the “Near East and India Magazine,” said to be well informed on the opinions of the Colonial Office.

Statistics show that the Jewish immigration to Palestine since 1922 amounted to 79,894, while the Jewish emigration numbered 22,225. Neither the Zionists, the British officials nor the Palestinian Arabs expected that fifty to sixty thousand Jews would be the only result of the Balfour Declaration. Particular surprise was caused when the emigration exceeded the immigration in certain periods. The position merely proves that the original Zionist dreams were impracticable. This does not, however, destroy the Zionist ideal, which has now adopted a more practicable scale and is endeavoring to make Palestine a spiritual center for world Jewry.

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