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Von Schoenaich, German Pacifist Leader, Arrives in Palestine

March 9, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Major General Freiherr von Schoenaich, leader of the Pacifist movement in Germany and fighter against anti-Semitism, arrived here for an extensive visit.

In an interview with the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, von Schoenaich stated that he proceeded to Palestine for the purpose of preparing an impartial report on the situation. He is making the survey at the request of the Palestine Office of the Zionist Organization in Germany.

Von Schoenaich visited Tel Aviv, Motza, Dilb, the agricultural station at Ben Shemen, Petach Tikvah and is proceeding to the Valley of Jezreel.

“I found success everywhere. The Arab workers must be employed along with Jewish workers because pure Jewish labor is too expensive for agriculture. At the Kwutzoth, the pioneer communes, I observed real communal life, such as I have not seen even in Russia. I believe that the Arabs and the Jews can form a common state like Switzerland. Cooperation must begin with fair economic relations,” he declared.

Von Schoenaich lectured last night on pacifism before a large gathering in the German quarter and urged the establishment of the United States of Europe as a part of the structure of the League of Nations.

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