Vienna (Aug. 30)
Vladimir Jabotinsky, head of the World Union of Zionist Revisionists, was criticized today in the course of the general debate on the score that he has repudiated his own program.
One group repudiated Mr. Jabotinsky’s program on the ground it makes a Jewish Legion the base of its future support.
Another group reproached Jabotinsky for turning his back on his own road and charged him with inconsistency. He was accused of sacrificing his ideas in the interests of unity within the ranks of the Revisionist movement.
A Palestine delegate cried out dramatically: “Jabotinsky, return toward the road of Herzl but also to the road of Jabotinsky!”
Criticism was particularly sharp from the Palestine delegates who asserted that Revisionism is doing as little for the upbuilding of the Jewish National Homeland as is the Zionist Organization. Revisionism, they charged, is keeping pace with the mistakes of the Zionist Organization, but not with the advantages it has gained.
Despite these outbursts, it was clear that a majority of the delegates to the conference favor the continuation of past policy and repudiated revolutionary groups within the movement. This attitude was sharply expressed in the address delivered by Robert Stricker of Vienna.