Palestine Labor Congress Hears Palestine Can Hold 7,000,000

Palestine has an absorptive capacity of 7,000,000 people, S. Kaplansky, Poale Zion leader, told the World Congress for Palestine Workers now in session here. Joseph Sprinzak, Palestine labor leader, declared that the participation of Jewish labor in the Zionist Organization does not mean a coalition with the bourgeoisie but with the Jewish people. Speaking on the Jewish worker and the Zionist movement Sprinzak declared he made the above remark in reply to the charge from the Left Poale Zionists that such cooperation was “treason.”

Colonel Malone, member of the British parliament, told the Congress that British labor was interested in Palestine not because of the Suez Canal but because of Socialism in Palestine. The workers of all lands hope that the Jewish workers will build a labor state there, he declared. “I accept Harry Snell’s and the Mandates Commission’s criticism of the Mandatory Power,” Colonel Malone declared, adding that English social laws must be introduced into Palestine.

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