Paris (Aug. 29)
Vladimir Jabotinsky, leader of the League of Zionist Revisionists and leader of the Jewish Legion in Palestine during the Allenby campaign, tonight addressed a mass meeting held here under the auspices of the League to protest against the Palestine outrages.
Speaking in French and in Yiddish, Mr. Jabotinsky stated that the Wailing Wall conflict between Jews and Moslems was merely “used as a pretext for bloodshed by the Palestine administration.” The administration of Palestine was guilty of creating the impression that the Jews are not protected by the law. The Arabs understood that, he said.
“The Arab people are not bloodthirsty. They have ever esteemed worshippers. Even an Arab bandit lets his victim pray first,” he said.
The meeting was also addressed by Meer Grossman of London and Richard Lichtheim of Berlin who assailed the policies of the Palestine administration and the Zionist Executive. A resolution was adopted in which the Jewish self defense corps of Palestine was hailed as having “saved the Jewish population of Palestine while it was abandoned by the Palestine government. The resolution which blamed the Palestine administration and criticised the Zionist Executive for maintaining “an illusion of security,” demanded of the British government to legalize the Jewish self-defense body in Palestine and to send a parliamentary commission of inquiry. The Zionist Revisionists confirmed the faith of the Jewish people in Great Britain as the Mandatory Power for Palestine, but protested against the order of the Palestine authorities for disarming the Jewish self-defense corps.
The meeting appealed to Jews to prepare a self-defense in Palestine. It called on the British government to revoke the guilty officials, to declare the Wailing Wall as a reserve area for Jewish worship and to issue a declaration confirming the Balfour Declaration and the Palestine Mandate, as well as the revocation of the Churchill White Paper. Free immigration to Palestine was also demanded.
The memory of the victims of the Palestine outrages was honored by rising.