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N.z.o. Charges Colonial Office Influenced Decision on Parity

The New Zionist Organization has charged that the World Zionist Organization’s newly-adopted principle of Arab-Jewish parity in Palestine resulted from pressure by the British Colonial Office.

In a statement, it declared that so-called “friendly advisers” had used influence with the Zionist Executive toward adoption of the parity policy by the political subcommittee of the World Zionist Organization’s general council.

Charging that the “compromise” would be used as a basis for further concessions, the statement warned that “the whole scheme is nothing but a pretext to reconcile Jewish opinion to that old well-known danger, the legislative council.”