The World Union of Zionist Revisionists is not affected by the decision of the Zionist Congress Court of honor which voted the suspension of the Revisionists as a separate Union, declared Vladimir Jabotinsky, president of the Revisionists, in an address delivered here at a conference of the German Revisionist Organization.
Mr. Jabotinsky described the decision of the Congress court as unjust and contrary to the statutes. The Congress Court voted the suspension of the Revisionist Union on the ground that it infringed upon the regulations binding it in conducting separate political activities and negotiations.
“Of course, the Union of Zionist Revisionists is not affected by the decision,” he asserted. “The Union is a sovereign body. It includes, however, many members who are at the same time shekel-payers of the Zionist Organization, and to these the Congress Court has made a demand that they must withdraw from all participation in the independent political activity of the Union.
“This claim of the Revisionist Union to conduct independent political work has very little to do with the Calais resolutions. It was adopted by the First Revisionist World Congress held in 1925. The second and third Conferences confirmed the decision, and when the Zionist Organization, by the creation of the mixed Jewish Agency surrendered its sovereignty and officially declared this to be the case in a letter to us, our fourth World Conference held in Prague in 1930 removed the only limitation that had existed to our political freedom of action, the recognition of the “prerogative of the Zionist Executive”.
“All these decisions were adopted unanimously by these various Conferences. I have, therefore, come here today to ask you â€” Can the Revisionist Union, after the decision of the Congress Court, count in its political actions, on the active assistance of all its members? That is the question which I put to the Conference.
“To the Party Council which will meet at the end of February, I shall put a further question â€” What is now, after the confirmation of the Calais decisions by the Vienna Conference, the nature and the task of our Union?
“There are two conceptions â€” (1) that the main task of the Union is to exercise influence on the Zionist Organization, and that independent activity is only a subordinate task; and (2) the conception which I consider the correct