London (Nov. 7)
The united front which British Jewry created in opposition to the Passfield White Paper on Palestine has been broken by the Rev. Dr. Israel Mattuck, leader of Liberal Judaism in England, who has just published an article in the Daily Mail in which he expresses approval of the White Paper.
Rabbi Mattuck argues in the article that America and Germany, which contain the largest Jewish communities and the most important sections of world Jewry, are not in sympathy with Zionism, but rather dislike it, since Zionism converts the Jews into a political group.
Dr. Mattuck concludes that the White Paper has now removed the uncertainty which has been hanging for a long time over Palestine and has freed the country from “petty nationalist politics.” He believes that peace and security will now reign in Palestine, which will achieve national prosperity in which both Jews and Arabs will share.