David Ben-Gurion accused Great Britain of robbing the Jews of immigration opportunities. Warned that Congress will not favor continuance of present Jewish Agency set-up. Demanded settlement of 1,000,000 Jewish Agency set-up. Demanded settlement of 1,000,000 Jewish families in Palestine. Declared problem in Palestine is to increase productiveness of soil.
Dr. Chaim Weizmann elected Congress president after opposition by Jewish State Party and Mizrachi. Latter announced non-participation in praesidium, committees and general debate because demands about religion in Palestine not met. Later agreed to participate if Congress promised to meet demands.
Weizmann report made public yesterday declared Palestine stands text as national homeland; described condition of German refugees and becoming steadily worse.
Dr. Selig Brodetsky stressed need for increased immigration and denounced Legislative Council idea. Criticized Revisionists.
Dr. Arthur Ruppin inveighed against British restrictions on Jewish land acquisition and warned against land speculation.
Leib Jaffe asked increased support of Keren Hayesod. Other speakers: M. M. Ussishkin and Eliezer Kaplan.
In the evening, Dr. Nahum Sokolow at a memorial meeting eulogized six leaders who have died since the last Congress: Bialik, Baron Rothschild, Kremenetzki, Jaconsohn, Levin and Motzkin.