London (Aug. 28)
Over the signature of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, Felix M. Warburg of New York, chairman of the administrative committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine; and Lord Melchett, a member of the committee, the Jewish Agency for Palestine, recently created at the Zurich session, issued tonight the following statement in connection with the Palestine outbreaks and outlined the future course of the Zionist work in Palestine.
“The Jewish people, relying upon the Balfour Declaration and the Palestine Mandate, have worked for the last ten years at the peaceful and constructive upbuilding of Palestine. This work has now suffered violence and wanton destruction.
“Innocent Jews and Jewesses have been murdered. Our pioneers died in defense of the foundation they had made for the Jewish National Home.
“Undeterred by these attacks, Jews the world over must show that their determination to build up the Jewish National Home in Palestine remains unshaken and that they will devote all their strength and energy to this work.
“Terrorism and violence will not succeed. The blood of the Jewish victims cries out to us all to do our full share for the sacred cause of Palestine.
“The responsible officers of the Jewish Agency are taking steps to secure adequate reparation for the damage inflicted, the punishment of all offenders, the removal of incompetent officials, a just settlement of the problem of the Wailing Wall, a renewed and increased immigration of Jews into Palestine and a clear restatement of policy of the Mandatory government in regard to Palestine.
“We call on all Jews to give immediate proof of their determination to proceed with the work in Palestine and put at the disposal of the Jewish Agency all necessary means to ensure that the Jewish National Home will be rebuilt effectively and speedily.”