Moscow (Jan. 4)
That prominent Zionist leaders had testified before the Palestine Inquiry Commission that they “considered the creation of Palestine as a Jewish National Home just as foolish as a children’s tale,” was reported today by Tass, the official Russian news agency, in a dispatch emanating from Constantinople.
These same Zionist leaders were further quoted as having said that their “ideal is for Palestine to be converted into a British colony with national and cultural autonomy for the Jews.”
On the basis of this dispatch “Pravda” today says editorially that “the Zionist leaders themselves now admit that the legends about a Jewish National Home are just children’s tales which hides the real aim of helping Great Britain to maintain Palestine as a colony necessary to protect British imperialistic interests along the Suez Canal. The Zionists volunteered to become the stick in Great Britain’s hand to oppress the Arab nationalist movement.” The “Pravda” adds that the Palestine Arabs therefore “made no mistake in hating the Zionists and English equally much.”
In the Tass’s report the Hebrew daily, “Davar,” is quoted as having demanded that the British government take away land from the Arab fellaheen and turn it over to the Zionists.