ZURICH (Aug. 31)
The manifesto published by the Zionist actions committee declares that only the determination of the Jews not to be intimidated either by bloodshed or destruction prevented the complete collapse of all normal activities in Palestine.
“To suspend the Jewish right to emigrate to Palestine in accordance with the absorptive capacity of the country,” the document warns, “would mean to endanger the mandate. It would be a cruel injustice. to Jewry at a time when the cup of Jewish martyrdom already overflows.”
Declaring the world cannot regard the suffering of the Jews with indifference nor repudiate its responsibility, the manifesto continues that it can not believe Great Britain can contemplate denial and repudiation of pledges given to the Jews.
The document appeals to the Jews of the world “for recognition of the tragedy of the Jews” and declares that while the national hopes of Jews are linked with Great Britain, it is Jewish will which will determine the issue and complete Jewish unity in a supreme national effort of individual sacrifice.
“The response of the Jewish people to this appeal,” the manifesto states, “will determine the success of our struggle at this grave juncture.”
The document, concluding with the statement that the Jews emerge stronger from every crisis, declares:
“We shall march onward to the fulfillment of the hope of Israel’s restoration to its promised land.”