Prague (Aug. 12)
Warning the Zionist Revisionists against independent political action with governments or the League of Nations, Prof. Selig Brodetsky, a member of the Zionist Executive, appeared before the fourth conference of the Union of Zionist Revisionists and in a speech that was frequently interrupted and hissed by some and applauded by others, presented the view of the Zionist Executive on the present Zionist situation.
Using language that did not justify Great Britain’s recent actions regarding Palestine and in a tone that sounded like self-criticism concerning the Zionist Executive, Professor Brodetsky admitted that “perhaps we have had too much patience but this patience will not continue any longer. Great Britain must understand that the Jewish people are losing or have already lost confidence in England.
“Whether England wants to or not we shall continue our work in Palestine. We hope, however, that the partnership which has existed between us and England for 13 years may also exist in the future. We have nothing against it if the British government wishes to help the Arabs, but we can not accept any policy that hinders our activities. We shall not accept any limitations.”
SAYS CONGRESS WILL DECIDE POLICY
The spokesman for the Zionist Executive then explained that the British government had not only not assisted the Jewish work in Palestine but had hampered it by limiting its free action. Admitting that the Zionist Executive had made mistakes, Professor Brodetsky assured the Revisionists, the opposition within the Zionist Organization, that the world Zionist Congress, which will probably be held in December would decide exactly what the Jews should demand from the British government.
He cautioned the Revisionists against independent political action, saying that political activity was the task of only the Jewish Agency. He also pointed out that the propaganda that the Revisionists were conducting among members of the British parliament had resulted in tremendous harm