BASLE (Jul. 7)
Dr. Stephen S. Wise of New York today received a written apology from Dr. M. D. Eder, British General Zionist, who on Friday had termed Dr. Wise a liar in the course of an excited discussion immediately after Dr. Wise’s address at the Zionist Congress. At the conclusion of Dr. Wise’s speech, Dr. Eder, in the name of the British delegation, protested against the introduction of British politics into a Congress debate.
Dr. Wise, he claimed, had said that under a Conservative government the Palestine riots of 1929 would not have occurred. Dr. Wise reported that he had never made such a statement and then Dr. Eder called him a liar.
In the meantime the committee on committees read a letter from Col. Frederick Kisch, chairman of the Palestine Zionist Executive, announcing that he does not wish to be a candidate for reelection no matter what the Congress’ decision may be regarding future policy. Together with his letter Col. Kisch submitted a memorandum recommending how the work in Palestine should be conducted in the future. The memorandum was turned over to the political commission for consideration.