“I regard the movement for the upbuilding of Palestine as one of the most important in modern times, as important for the Hebrew race as it is momentous for all the other members of the human family.”
Sir Alfred T. Davies, until recently head of the Administration of Education in Wales, in an interview with newspaper representatives thus expressed his interest as a non-Jew in the Zionist movement. Sir Alfred made a study of the Jewish settlements in Palestine during a recent tour through the country.
“To my mind, there is nothing in all history to parallel the restoration of Palestine. For Jewry not to support with liberality the great opportunity now offered it to reestablish itself in its old home whence it sprang would seem to me an act of folly. I cannot imagine Zionism left to hunger for lack of support from Jews anywhere.”
Referring to Zionism as “a great adventure in international politics,” Sir Alfred spoke with enthusiasm of the endorsements of fifty-odd nations of the world, including the United States. He declared that he regarded Dr. Chaim Weizmann as “one of the world’s greatest men.”
Sir Alfred has volunteered to address a number of United Palestine Appeal meetings during his stay in this coun-