London (Feb. 5)
That conversations have been going on between the Zionist Revisionists and the Zionist Executive concerning the political position of Zionism and the internal situation of the movement, was revealed here yesterday by Meer Grossman, leader of the English Revisionists, at the Revisionist press conference, in reply to a question whether it was true in the last few days the Revisionists have been negotiating with the Zionist Executive with a view to forming a united front.
Grossman also expressed the hope that the Zionist Executive, in considering the present emergency situation, would agree to the Revisionist proposals of convoking in the next few months the seventeenth Zionist Congress, based on an accelerated shekel campaign and elections and the establishment of an emergency committee for political work which would consist of an equal number of representatives from the present Zionist Executive and the opposition and an additional number nominated by common consent.
Vladimir Jabotinsky, leader of the World Zionist Revisionists, gave some impressions of his Palestine visit, where he stayed during December. He declared that the Jewish community expected that definite light would be thrown on the “anti-Zionist character” and activities of the present Palestine “beaurocracy and political regime which led the Arabs to believe that England had withdrawn from her original intentions.”
Discussing the conduct of the Jewish case before the Inquiry Commission, Jabotinsky said “it was expected that some officials would be called to give evidence of their opposition to the Balfour Declaration. Instead of unmasking the regime, the Jewish case was conducted in a spirit of apologia. A second mistake was when in presenting the Jewish case an attempt was made to divide Zionists into good and bad ones.” He attached no blame to the counsel but to the Zionist Executive. Jabotinsky pointed out that “the Revisionists had warned in September that the Zionist Executive would be unable to fulfil its political task and the experience at the Inquiry Commission proved that the warning was justified.”