London (Dec. 1)
“We do not accept and will not accept the White Paper, and so far as it depends on us, future Palestine laws must not be based on the spirit or letter of the White Paper,” Dr. Chaim Weizmann declared at a meeting in Finsbury Park yesterday in reference to the Jewish Agency’s negotiations with the British government.
The speculations regarding the postponement of these negotiations, Dr. Weizmann discredited and hinted that they were spread by people with sinister motives. He explained that while there has been a short delay it was inevitable in view of the nature of the negotiations. Referring to attacks on him in the London press in connection with his resignation, Dr. Weizmann said that his resignation stands and added that the time has come for other people to try their hand at leadership.
At the same time he expressed the hope that those who succeed him will be spared the disappointments which have been his lot. Touching on the by-election in Whitechapel he stated that the Zionist movement is far-flung “and it is incumbent on us to observe strict neutrality so far as political issues in each country are concerned. The Zionist movement has friends and enemies in each party.”