Weizmann Touched by Friendship for Zionist Cause
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Weizmann Touched by Friendship for Zionist Cause

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along side of an Arab sheikh and Rabbi Meier Berlin, Mizrachi leader, sat next to a Moslem in full oriental garb.


It was remarkable that while the benches of the Conservatives and the Liberals were crowded the benches of the Laborites were half empty. Missing were the Labor members who are dissatisfied with the White Paper. Missing too was Lord Passfield. The central figure on the Labor benches was the gray-headed Premier who in American fashion sat with his feet stretched out on the table at which each speaker appeared—unusual in Congress but considered a common thing in the House of Commons.

His speech meant nothing. He said he agreed fully with Dr. Shiels but what Dr. Shiels outlined was far from what the Jews would have expected since Dr. Shiels concluded his long oration with the assertion that the present government policy will remain as recommended by Sir John Simpson, otherwise religious riots similar to the Wailing Wall troubles may occur. “Touch one Moslem and the entire Orient will be set aflame,” Shiels said, thus making it clear why the Labor government thinks it necessary to maintain its present pro-Arab policy.

The debate was concluded at 11:30 p. m. with an address by Commander Kenworthy. The House usually concludes its business at 11 p. m. but Ken-worthy asked for an additional half hour which was granted by the speaker.

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