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Weizmann Says Jews Will Do Everything Possible to Keep White Paper from Becoming Law

The Jewish leaders will do everything in their power to prevent the White Paper from becoming a law, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, resigned president of the Jewish Agency and of the World Zionist Organization, said today during an address before the Liberal Club of Oxford University.

Outling the present Zionist position toward the British government, Dr. Weizmann said, “we do not accept the White Paper and we shall never accept it. The British government has thrown its weight partly on the side of the Arabs by trying to limit us. It is an injustice that Jewish immigration should depend on Arab unemployment. There might be Arab unemployment without Jewish immigration. If Jewish immigrants are not absorbed into economic life we bear the responsibility and maintenance for them.”

Concluding that hence any Jewish employed have nothing to do with the general economic life of Palestine, Dr. Weizmann said, “we admit that unless our work is not going to harm the Arabs it cannot be done. The Jewish National Home can only be built if the Arab position is not damaged.”