§ 28. Viscount CURZON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many English and/or French and/or American Jews have emigrated to settle in Palestine during the last 12 months; and if he is aware that the large majority of the Jewish emigrants to Palestine have been released from the ghettos of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and are saturated with Bolshevist ideas?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Churchill)
The information at my disposal shows the following distribution of nationalities among immigrants into Palestine for a period September, 1920, to December, 1921:—
§ I do not think that the bulk of Jewish immigrants from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe are saturated with Bolshevist ideas, which are quite foreign to Zionism.
§ Mr. GWYNNE
Are we to understand that we are undertaking this enormous expenditure in Palestine for 3½ per cent, of Jews from this country?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I do not admit that the expenditure is enormous, though it is serious. The object of the Zionist colony is certainly not limited to providing entirely for Jews from this country.