Krakow (Jan. 10)
A tense situation, leading to the abrupt departure of Vladimir Jabotinsky from the hall where the sixth World Zionist Revisionist conference is taking place, developed today when Dr. Wolfgang von Wiesl, Revisionist leader, urged the conference to abandon entirely the World Zionist Organization and start an independent movement with a separate World Zionist Congress. Jabotinsky is the founder and world leader of the Revisionist movement.
Dr. von Wiesl declared himself fully in sympathy with the extreme wing of the Revisionists to replace the present Zionist Organization and to develop an independent Revisionist movement.
“During the next three years,” he declared, “no less than half a million Jews will emigrate to Palestine from Poland and Rumania. I, therefore, propose that the Revisionists should start negotiations with the governments of Poland and Rumania in order that they should make Jewish emigration to Palestine possible from their countries through active diplomatic assistance.”
The radical attitude propagated by von Wiesl created a stir among the delegates at the convention. The session was interrupted and Jabotinsky left the hall.
Ben Chorin, speaking in behalf of the Revisionist delegation from Palestine, sharply criticized the Palestine government and asserted that the Palestine administration is maintaining an anti-Jewish economic policy.
At today’s session, a letter from Josiah Wedgwood, a member of the British House of Commons, was read, urging the Revisionists to continue their agitation for a world petition for free Jewish emigration into Palestine.
In his letter, Mr. Wedgwood stated: “The world petition for the right of free immigration into Palestine has my supportâ€”its object my full approval. In an unjust world this right is mere justice, and almost the only hope for the persecuted Jew. The absorptive capacity will then regulate itself by natural law, and not be judged and decided by those who do not like Jews and have no pity for them.
“The British Parliament is the proper body to address. With that body I can promise no swift or certain redress; but I know of no other body more able to secure this elementary justice, or more