London (Aug. 18)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Several reports current in the British press with regard to various aspects of the situation in Palestine were denied here to-day on the basis of authentic information.
The first report which was denied was the one which has reappeared frequently that Lord Plumer. High Commissioner of Palestine, will soon resign from his post. Another derial partains to the rumors that Luigi Barlassina the Latin Patriarch, will soon resign.
A report claiming that the Zionist Organization has succeeded in negotiating a loan for the Palestine work was also denied.
“DAY” OF NEW YORK LAUDS CONFERENCE AT ZURICH
A positive attitude toward the Zurich conference was taken by “The Day.”
Commenting on the opening session in an editorial entitled “Our Fight for Right,” the paper observes: “All the opposition to the conference was of no avail. A Jewish proverb says: ‘Ask not the physician but the patient.’ The patient, the Jews in Eastern Europe who suffer from legal disabilities, who proceed in the daily struggle for their rights, have expressed themselves against the fear and against the medicine prescribed by the honorable physicians. The patient has recognized that the fight for his rights must be conducted in the open and indeed with the participation of all concerned’ and that only such a fight can be useful.
“The patient knows that Rome wasn’t built in a day and that his rights will not be achieved at one conference. But he also knows that just as one drop after another wears away stone, so can one word after another, spoken in the right tone and in the right place, finally have influence on those upon whom the fate of our legal status is dependent.
“The conference has become a fact, it was opened in Zurich. It is at work. We wish its labors the best success,” the paper writes.