London (Sep. 9)
Dr. Chaim Weizmann’s statement at the recent meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee that Palestine must be a bi-national state and that the aim of the Zionists was not a Jewish State but an autonomous unit was apparently intended for the British government but chiefly for the Non-Zionists, declared Meer Grossman, vice-president of the Zionist Revisionists, the opposition to the Weizmann regime, in reviewing the results of the recent Revisionist conference at Prague.
Speaking at a press conference of Revisionists, Mr. Grossman pointed out that the Revisionist conference had consolidated the program of the party as regards political, social and economic questions relating to Palestine. He explained that the conference had devoted less time than on previous occasions to criticism of the Zionist Executive because “it is unnecessary to convince the Zionist public of the complete failure of the policy and tactics of the present Zionist leadership”. Instead of criticising the Zionist Executive, the Revisionists devoted themselves to clearly defining the political position and internal situation of the Zionist movement and indicated ways and means of “extricating the movement from the morass into which it has fallen.”
Reviewing the meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee, Mr. Grossman declared that Dr. Weizmann’s statement “amounted to a complete negation of Zionism, and the Actions Committee, which after Dr. Weizmann’s speech asked him to retain the position of president of the Organization, could not dissociate itself from the responsibility and the results which must follow”.
In referring to the political work of the Zionist Executive, the Revisionist leader said he understood that a member of the Jewish Agency would remain in London for a considerable time to assist Dr. Weizmann and Prof. Selig Brodetsky in their political negotiations with the British government. This meant, Mr. Grossman declared, that the Non-Zionists would actively participate in the political work which had previously rested solely with the Zionists. As for Sir John Simpson’s report, Mr. Grossman stated that the Revisionists consider the manner of supplying information to an official British investigator harmful to the Zionist cause.