The day opened with the address of Mr. Ben-Gurion. After inveighing against Great Britain for its policy of restricting Jewish immigration, he touched on the question of Palestine’s security. He said there was little cause for complaint on this score except that Jews are not admitted in sufficient numbers to the police and military forces. He emphasized the danger for the Jews lying in the direction of the Arabian desert.
Ben-Gurion discussed relations between the Zionist and non-Zionist members of the Jewish Agency, declared that while the non-Zionists helped the Zionists on many occasions in political crises and united with them whenever the need arose to negotiate with the Mandatory Power, the non-Zionists have not contributed sufficiently for organization and colonization work.
He warned that the present Congress will not favor continuing the present set-up of the Jewish Agency, in which Zionists and non-Zionists are equally represented.