Dr. S. Margoshes, editor of “The Day,” who was in Palestine during the outbreak, also returned on the “Berengaria.” While in Jerusalem Dr. Margoshes sent a number of despatches to his newspaper, beginning with the first day of the riots, giving a vivid description of the events there. Under the chairmanship of David A. Brown, a mass meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8, at Mecca Temple, where Dr. Margoshes will relate his experiences in Palestine.
Dr. Margoshes issued the following statement: “I have been in Palestine for a month, from the very beginning of the outbreak, have gone through the country visiting practically every point of Jewish settlement in Palestine. There are a number of things that American Jewry should know about Palestine. First, the Jewish settlement in Palestine remains unshaken, despite the tragic events. No one thinks of leav- (Continued on Page 4)
“Fourth,” Dr. Margoshes continued, “the only force that stood between the Jewish people in Palestine and annihilation was the Jewish self-defense. Surely not the British police and the British administration. In the first critical days before troops arrived from Egypt, it was the Jewish self-defense who saved the situation not only for the Jews but saved British prestige in the Near East by showing magnificent resistance to the Arab hordes, Fifth. Palestine Jews now look to world Jewry, especially American Jewry, now united in the Jewish Agency to come to the aid of Palestine, not only to restore the ruins wrought in the last tragic days, but also to help quicken the pace of the upbuilding of the Jewish National Home in Palestine.”