LONDON (Jan. 16)
Reports published in the United States and other countries that the right-wing New Zionist Organization is seeking an Italian mandate for Palestine were emphatically denied today by Vladimir Jabotinsky, head of the organization, in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Commenting on a report from Rome by Louis Fischer in The Nation, which also appeared in the New Statesman, stating that Italian authorities had given concrete encouragement to the right-wing Zionists in seeking an Italian mandate, Mr. Jabotinsky said:
“Anybody asserting that Revisionism (right-wing Zionism) or the New Zionist Organization favors the transfer of the Palestine mandate from Great Britain to any other power is a liar.
“Secondly, anybody who asserts that Revisionism holds Fascist views is equally either a liar or an ignoramus.”