Berlin (Jul. 31)
Satisfaction with the outcome of the deliberations of the Zionist General Council resulting in the adoption of the report of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission was expressed by Dr. Chaim Weizmann in an interview with the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency following the close of the sessions.
“The adoption of the report of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission by nearly all parties and groups within the Zionist movement is an earnest of the readiness of the Zionist movement to cooperate with the neutrals in the upbuilding of Palestine. One may perhaps say that the viewpoint of the labor parties is somewhat doctrinary. It is however gratifying to know that the Jewish workers who are a valuable element in the Palestine upbuilding work support the Jewish Agency Commission’s report. I am convinced that the Palestine work on the broadest Jewish basis opens many opportunities and the way to freedom,” he declared.
It was stated here on good authority that Herr Oscar Wasserman, German Commissioner of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission had agreed to the text of the resolution adopted by the Zionist General Council concerning the report in the drafting of which he participated.
Prominent leaders of the various Zionist groups represented in the General Council declared at the close of the session that although the Council was compelled to give expression to the points of difference in regard to the report of the Jewish Agency Commission, this report is a most valuable contribution of great economic leaders imbued with an earnest and loyal spirit.
The leaders of the groups were particularly enthusiastic concerning that part of the report which treats of the obligations of the British government as the Mandatory Power for Palestine and which formulates the political demands of the Jewish Agency. The master hand of the universally honored jurist Louis Marshall is recognizable in that part of the report was the general comment.