London (Sep. 11)
The fundamental policy of the Zionist Organization of confidence in the British Government must remain unchanged, but this confidence must be justified, declared Dr. Chaim Weizmann at the meeting of the Zionist General Council, now in session here. Dr. Weizmann gave a report of his interviews with the British Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, Foreign Minister Henderson, Prime Minister Briand and other members of the League of Nations Council, including Sir Eric Drummond, Secretary General of the League of Nations, concerning the Palestine situation.
It is to be hoped, he stated, that the Mandates Commission, meeting in November will examine the report of the Commission of Inquiry. Unfortunately, he said the solemn promises contained in the Mandate have as yet not been realized. It is high time they are fulfilled.
The Zionist policy aiming at understanding with the Arabs must remain unchanged, he asserted. Every endeavor in this direction must be made as soon as satisfaction is obtained in connection with the excesses.
Declaring that the work in Palestine rested not alone upon the Balfour Declaration, but upon international pledges. Nahum Sokolow, head of the World Zionist Executive stated that the Palestine outbreaks constituted a revolt against the British Government compelling Great Britain to change its Palestine policy. It is absurd, he maintained, to think of any change in the stewardship of the Palestine Mandate. The two greatest tasks of the moment, he said, are the solution of the Arab problem and the raising of funds for immigration and reconstruction.
The proper solution of the Arab problem is the most urgent political task, declared Victor Jacobson, political representative of the World Zionist Organization at Geneva.