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Zionists Urge Palestine Drop Plan for Legislative Council

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presided at the meeting, which was held at the Hotel Astor. Among those present and joining in the discussions were: Louis Lipsky, Bernard S. Deutsch, Elihu D. Stone, Abraham Goldberg, Robert Szold, Mrs. Archibald Silverman, Jacob Fishman, Bernard Shelvin, David Freiberger, Robert Silverman, Jacob Fishman, Bernard Shelvin, David Freiberger, Robert Silverman, Jacob de Haas, Morris Margulies, Dr. S. Bernstein, Jacob Ginsburg and Charles A. Cowen.

Mr. Lipsky paid tribute to the memory of Victor Jacobson, member of the World Zionist Executive and representative of the Jewish Agency on the League of Nations, who died recently.

Leo Herrman, associate managing director of the Central Keren Hayesod of Jerusalem, was a guest at the meeting and reported on the progress of the Keren Hayesod in Palestine, and of plans for new colonization efforts.

Dr. S. Bernstein, director of the Palestine Department of the Zionist Organization of America, reported on the considerable number of American Jews who were emigrating to Palestine and bringing substantial sums into that country for investment.

Mrs. Archibald Silverman, who had just returned from a six-months’ visit to Palestine, gave a glowing report of progress in that country.

Morris Margulies, secretary of the Zionist Organization of America, outlined plans for an extensive Zionist organizational campaign for the coming year, which will include an effort to secure the affiliation of organized Jewish groups with the Zionist Organization of America.

The resolution on the Palestine Council follows: “… That the present stage of Palestine development is not ripe for the establishment of a Legislative Council, and that such a body based upon the present numerical ratio of Arab and Jewish population would be inequitable in composition and contrary to the cardinal principle embodied in the Mandate that the Jewish People as a whole, and not merely the existing Jewish population in Palestine, have rights under the Mandate in respect to the establishment of the Jewish National Home. Moreover, in view of continued Arab opposition to the Palestine Mandate, a Legislative Council would constitute an instrument of Arab obstruction to the execution of the Mandate and to the normal development of the Jewish National Home.”

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