Jerusalem (Oct. 27)
Lord Plumer, former High Commissioner of Palestine, was appealed to today in a cable from the Jewish National Council for his help in “the vindication of our rights to continue the historic mission to rebuild our country undisturbed by the government’s abuse of a solemn pledge of the great English people.” The Council recalled Lord Plumer’s just and fair administration of the country.
The Council also sent a reassuring cable to Baron Edmond de Rothschild in Paris who has poured $60,000,000 into Palestine through the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association. Baron Rothschild was assured that the Jewish community “will honorably remain at its post loyally defending the reconstruction efforts. Your limitless love, devotion and great wisdom fortify us in these trying hours.”
Col. Frederick Kisch, chairman of the Palestine Executive of the Jewish Agency, cabled the convention of the Hadassah, American Women’s Zionist Organization, that the convention “meeting in an anxious hour must lead the disciplined and devoted ranks of the organized women Zionists to fresh sacrifices and intensified efforts for the advancement of the Palestine upbuilding which will outlive any government attempting to oppose our work and destroy our hope.”