London (Jun. 29)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Satisfaction with the report of the Jewish Agency Commission is being expressed in circles close to the Zionist Executive here.
The Commission has worked effectively, but the onus still remains with the Zionists., Whatever the non-Zionists will contribute, there will be no justification for the Zionists to slacken in their work. The Commission was appointed to formulate recommendations, not to give money, is the reply made in Zionist Executive circles to criticism of the Agency Commission’s failue to include concrete financial obligations on the part of non-Zionists.
The convening of an extraordinary Zionist Congress to consider the Commission’s report before Dr. Weizmann acts for final consummation of the Jewish Agency is unnecessary, it was stated, because the last Congress empowered Dr. Weizmann to proceed with the extention of the Agency and Zionist constitution of the Agency Council for three years.
Lt is learned here that the part of the Commission’s report, urging the British government to accord Palestine products imperial preference was incorporated bodily from the report submitted to the Commission by the Zionist Organization’s economic adviser, Kastelianski.
The British government, it is added, is impressed by the Commission’s arguments and is inclined to approve the recommendation. The government was particularly persuaded by the strength of the arguments citing the attitude of the United States government toward Cuba.
The complete report is to be published in a book of over 100 pages.
The developments within the Zionist movement in the United States and particularly the outcome of the Pittsburgh convention is being watched here with close interest if not anxiety. Dr. Weizmann is not in London, having left for the Continent. Circles close to the Executive, however, intimated that the Executive maintains deep concern over the possible results of a drastic change in the attitude of the American organization. It was pointed out that whatever happens the World Executive must stand above the controversy.