Jerusalem (Nov. 3)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Greetings to Dr. chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, on his arrival in America were despatched by a distinguished gathering here last night at the proposal of Col. Josiah Wedgwood, British labor leader.
At the reception in honor of Wedgwood given by the Zionist Executive, many references to the Ninth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which was issued on November 2, 1917, were made.
Col. Wedgwood, who was introduced by Col. Kisch as “a great friend of the Jews,” optimistically analyzed the situation of the Zionist movement and the situation in Palestine. “The crisis is due to the fact that the immigrants were not permitted to engage freely in productive work. The Jews in Palestine have not obtained lands for colonization. Palestine has much room for producers and the Jewish efforts will finally succeed in creating a prosperous homeland,” he stated. Zionism, he continued. is a friendship alliance between the English and Jewish people.