Paris (Sep. 10)
After consultation with the Paris members of the Revisionist Executive, Mr. Jabotinsky said in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here to-day, I have informed the London Central Office of the Revisionist Union, that I have decided to forego the remainder of my temporary leave, and immediately resume my functions as President.
In my letter to the London Revisionist Executive, Mr. Jabotinsky further stated, I have declared that the paramount task of the Executive Committee shall henceforth consist of working out the bases of an agreement between the two opposing views about the future of Revisionism. The agreement, he added, must include the essentials of both viewpoints, in order to satisfy the conscience of both camps, to avoid a split in Revisionism and to reinforce its unity.
I particularly desire to say, Mr. Grossman declared in a statement to the J.T.A. a week ago (in the J.T.A. Bulletin of the 3rd. inst.), when sensational reports about a split in the Revisionist Organisation were appearing in the Jewish Press, that there is no truth in any suggestion that Mr. Jabotinsky has been kept from effective leadership of the Party. No single member of the Executive Committee has called into question Mr. Jabotinsky’s position as leader, nor is there any personal animosity or rivalry on the part of any of the Executive Committee.
I am aware, he said, that various reports are circulating touching the controversy which is proceeding within the Revisionist Union regarding our future relations with the Zionist Organisation. Some of these reports are of a sensational character, such as that we are being forced to transfer the head office from London. There is no truth whatever in this. The bald facts are that a discussion regarding our future relations with the Zionist Organisation is going on within the Revisionist Union. The course which this discussion was to follow was decided at the recent Revisionist Conference in Basle, where decisions were reached, which it was hoped, would prevent the discussion becoming the property of the sensational press. It was further decided that the head office was to remain in London until the meeting of the Revisionist World Conference.