“England Betrays the Jewish People,” “England Breaks the Balfour Declaration,” “Betrayed by Our Friends,” “Let Us Arouse the World.” This is how the streamers and headlines run on the front pages of Wednesday’s issues of the “Day” and “Jewish Morning Journal” in connection with the news of the Simpson report, the British government’s declaration on Palestine and the resignation of Dr. Chaim Weizmann as World Zionist president and executive head of the Jewish Agency.
“Let Us Arouse the World!” is the heading over a signed front-page editorial in the “Day” by its editor, Dr. S. Margoshes, who says:
“England has betrayed us. Come, let us arouse the world!
“True, the conscience of the world is now largely dulled. Too much blood was shed in vain, too much wealth was won and lost, too many crimes have been been passed over in silence that the crime against us, an old, persecuted people should be too strongly noticed. But if there is still somewhere a spark of conscience, let us fan it; if the world still has a heart, let us move it.
“Let us indict Great Britain before the court of the public opinion of the entire world!
LABOR PARTY WANTS APPLAUSE
“The Labor government is flirting with the liberal world, wants to be applauded for the so-called reforms which it is going to inaugurate in Palestine in order to save the poor Arab peasant from the ‘Jewish danger.’ Then let us tell the world that all that the Labor government is now interested in is to save its own skin and at our expense win the favor of the fanatical mullahs and dervishes in India, in order better to be able to maintain British imperialism in the Orient!
“On with demonstrations and protests! Let the entire earth thunder with our cry of pain and anger! England has betrayed usâ€”let us arouse the world!”
“BETRAYED,” SAYS KUSSMAN
“Betrayed by Our Friends,” is the caption over the front-page editorial in the “Jewish Morning Journal,” which is signed by L. Kussman. Says Mr. Kussman.
“England’s betrayal of the Jewish people stands at last starkly revealed. For what the Macdonald government has now done to Zionism, to the two-thousand year old hopes of a people, which received the approval of twenty-odd nations, is the most brazen, the most shameless act.
“And let it be noted that this was done at 10 Downing Street, London, where in August, 1914 the world was told that His Majesty’s government intends to send its sons to Belgium to defend a ‘scrap of paper,’ to which England gave its signature in 1839. But the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the Palestine Mandate of 1922, two documents which intend to right a wrong against a people in exile, became in 1930 in the hands of Macdonald and Passfield a rotten figleaf behind which the most hypocritical government of our