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EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT.
to gain a livelihood by the labour of his hands, that is to say, to become a tiller of the ground, the emigration of Russian Jews cannot be of sufficient advantage to the lands in which the new settlers wish to establish themselves.
VII.—PALESTINE.
In the last Annual Report (pp. 1G—19) despatches were published, which the Council and the Board of Deputies had received from the Foreign Office, with respect to the restrictions placed on the residence of foreign Jews who desired to settle in Palestine. The following letters, forming a sequel to the communications of last year, have been received by the Association
Sir,
Foreign Office,
June IWi, 1888.
With reference to my letter to you of the 5th January last on the subject of the restrictions recently placed by the Porte on the residence of foreign Jews in Palestine, I am directed by the Marquis of Salisbury to transmit to you herewith, for the information of the Anglo-Jewish Association, an extract from a despatch from Her Majesty's Consul at Jerusalem reporting upon the action of the authorities at Jaffa and Jerusalem in this matter.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient, humble Servant,
J. Pauncefote.
The Secretary,
Anglo-Jewish Association.
[Extract.]
H.M. Consulate, Jerusalem,
May 2§th, 1888.
I beg leave to report that the Turkish authorities at Jaffa and Jerusalem have not, so far, exacted from foreign Jews that their passports should bear a statement to the effect that the holders are of the Jewish faith. The authorities mention
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