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To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:
For my part, I simply won’t believe your story from London to this country by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in a special dispatch dated October 27. In this story we are told that an agreement had been reached in Zionist ranks calculated to insure peace within the party in and out of Palestine. This in itself would be a condition devoutly to be wished for.
The alleged agreement, however, tells us that the parties to it have concluded a pact “forbidding acts of terror or violence in any shape or form” and prohibiting “the advocacy of terror or violent acts and the justification of such acts.” Moreover, “all parties undertake to use vigorous means to prevent any unfair act in party strife, such as libel, slander, insult to individuals or groups, the spreading of false news, denunciations, or insults to the symbols, flags or uniforms of the opponents.”
I cannot and will not believe that conditions violating every semblance of civilized conduct as here described, that the acts and deeds which are contrary to a hundred injunctions in the Jewish religion and in Jewish ethics are so prevalent in Zionist ranks that it was necessary by agreement and proclamation to forbid and prohibit them.
I stamp the whole story as a huge hoax on the character and conduct of those who are engaged in the rehabilitation of Palestine.
Oct. 30, 1934.