Anglo-jewish Association Finds White Paper Violates Mandate

Without a dissenting voice, the Anglo-Jewish Association here adopted a resolution moved by its president, Leonard Montefiore, declaring that the Association was unable to assent to the British White Paper on Palestine “which is not in accord with the interpretation of the Mandate by successive British governments and which tends inevitably to crystallize the Jewish work in Palestine at its present stage of development.”

In moving the adoption of his resolution Mr. Montefiore pointed out that the Anglo-Jewish Association had always represented a variety of Jewish opinion, adding that some of its members have been sincerely determined opponents of Zionism while others, like the chairman of its executive committee, Leonard Stein, are whole-hearted Zionists.

The Anglo-Jewish Association exists to help unite the Jewish communities in Palestine and elsewhere, he said. “It is impossible for such an organization to ignore the White Paper and Jewish indignation the world over. As English citizens we do not wish to harass the Mandatory Pawer but we are conscious that its frigid unconcern toward Jewish hopes has profoundly disillusioned Jewish idealists in Palestine whose efforts only those fortunate enough to see them can appreciate. The government has signally failed to appreciate the feelings that the language of the White Paper was likely to arouse,” Mr. Montefiore declared.

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