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Warns Against Change in Status

He warned, that it would be dangerous to contemplate changing the political status of Palestine under the Mandate.

Dr. Brodetsky launched an attack on the proposed Legislative Council, expressing the conviction that it would hamper the growth

of Palestine. It would also encourage agitation on the part of certain Arab leaders to fix the minority status of the Jews, he said, and this would be entirely inconsistent with the conception of a Jewish national home.

Reiterating the opposition of the Zionist Executive to the project he declared: “We cannot give up our right to immigration, our right to acquire land through honest purchase or our right to a national status.”

He stressed the common interests of Britain and the Jews in Palestine and urged that Jewish political activities in the Diaspora be increased in favor of the Zionist upbuilding work in Palestine.

Dr. Brodetsky concluded his address with an attack on the Jewish opponents of Zionism, on disunity within Zionist ranks, and especially on the lack of unity among the Jews in Palestine. He warned of the dangers of dissension, declaring that those who dissociate themselves from Herzl’s Zionist organization are doomed to disappear.

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