The Jewish problem, which is more acute now than ever before, because of the tremendous growth of anti-Semitism, can be solved only through the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine, was the statement made by Prof. Albert Einstein, noted scientist, on the eve of his departure for the United States, in a cable message received yesterday by the Zionist Organization of America and intended as a greeting to American Jewry on the occasion of the Maccabean Festival which will be held at Madison Square Garden on December 13th as “a demonstration of Zionist sentiment and solidarity,” under the auspices of the New York Zionist Region.
“I cannot conceal my own deep disappointment at the attitude taken towards Palestine by the British government and its bureaucratic officials,” says Prof. Einstein in his message. “However, my disappointment is tempered by the remarkable demonstration of Jewish courage and solidarity. The reaction to the British White Paper by the Jews the world over is proof of their indissoluble bond with the upbuilding of Palestine.
“By means of modern methods of reconstruction, Palestine affords ample room for both Jews and Arabs, who can live side by side in peace and harmony in a common country. I believe that the setbacks of last year must strengthen within us the recognition of our duty to improve, through patience and continued efforts, our relations with the Arab people and to convince them of the advantages Zionism creates for them.
“The success of the rebuilding of Palestine depends primarily upon the resolute efforts of the Jews themselves. The Jewish National Home is not a luxury but an absolute necessity for the Jewish people. Therefore, the reply of the Jews to the present difficulties must be a determination to redouble their efforts in Palestine.