London (Aug. 26)
The grave situation in Palestine placed the English Zionists in a predicament and created in the Jewish communities throughout the world, which were accustomed to an attitude of faith and confidence in the British government in regard to Palestine, a bewilderment.
The central office of the World Zionist Organization here at 77 Great Russell Street, W. C. 1, was literally deluged by cables from Jewish communities throughout the world, frantically asking for information and advice on how to proceed.
It was learned that a special meeting of the Zionist Executive, together with the Executive of the English Zionist Federation, was held late Monday evening at the Zionist headquarters here, with the participation of Louis Lipsky, president of the Zionist Organization of America, and Harry Sacher, British barrister and member of the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem. It is understood that Mr. Sacher reported on the result of his preliminary interview with the Colonial Office preparatory to Dr. Weizmann’s conversation scheduled for Tuesday.
A delegation of Palestine students at English universities begged permission of the Zionist Executive to arrange a protest meeting and a procession of mourning.
The Anglo-Palestine Club offered the Zionist English Federation to help in arranging a public protest.
The League of Zionist Revisionists here gave notice of its intention to hold a mass meeting under the slogan “The Lesson of Palestine.” The Zionist Revisionist leaders were urged to desist from their plan pending the formulation by the Zionist Executive of a concerted plan of action. The Revisionists, however, have not acceded to this request.