This article appeared at a time when Eastern European immigration levels had been drastically curtailed, Klan membership was at it's peak, antisemitism in college admissions had been exposed, and the memory Leo Frank's murder was in it's seventh year. The article is about the chasm between the two groups and building the necessary bridges; Dr. Stephen S. Wise (1874 - 1949), columnist Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974) and a cadre of others address the topic with the needed perspective. Dr. Wise remarked:
"Whatever Christians may have taught...their duty in the present is clear as are the heavens in the noon hour; the duty of affirming that incalculable and eternal is the debt of Christians to Israel, of whose gifts Jesus is treasured as the chiefest."
"'Jews are like everybody else, only more so.'
So clicked the typewriter of the epigrammatic Dorthy Thompson (1893 - 1961), syndicated columnist and wife of Sinclair Lewis (1885 – 1951)'.
'Are they?' queried Robert Gessner (1913 - 1978), twenty-nine-year-old instructor of English at New York University. 'Then why are they so persecuted?'
'To answer his own question, the young Michigan-born Jew traveled to Europe, saw Hitler-swayed Jews march from meetings shouting 'Down with us! Down with Us! Less fantastic were his experiences in Poland, Palestine, the Soviet Union and England...'"
"One of the most sinister results of the war has been a new wave of anti-Semitism in Europe. Recent dispatches from Berlin describe street demonstrations against Jews and speak of "a veritable pogrom atmosphere" in Munich and Budapest. In Poland, Jewish blood has flown freely, amid scenes of horror described by Herman Bernstein and other writers in American newspapers. In Ukrainia the number of Jews massacred during the early part of the present year is estimated anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000."
"The Jewish National Council of Palestine has issued a second manifesto to the Arabs, the text of which follows in it's original translated form".
"Semetic nations: our regeneration is your regeneration and our freedom is your freedom."
As early as 1922, the British Foreign Office could recognize the economic promise of Israel. This article sums up a report on British Palestine submitted to the British Government by High Commissioner Sir Herbert Samuel concerning the Jewish population growth to the region, as well as the establishment of schools and businesses.
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"It is especially interesting as reflecting the development of Palestine as the future home of the Jewish race. The High Commissioner points out that the country, if properly developed, ought to experience a future far more prosperous than it enjoyed before the war".
This is a news article that first appeared in 1921 concerning the continuing clash of civilizations in British Palestine:
"There are in Palestine about half a million Muslems, about 62,500 Christians and 65,300 Jews. The aspiration for a Jewish State encounters the opposition not only of all Moslems and Christians but of many Orthodox Jews residing in Palestine. ...The Zionist leaders, erroneously classifying the present inhabitants as Arabs, expect them to "silently steal away", as Zangwill puts it, and leave the Jews free to rule."