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Polish Zionist Organ Backs Scheme

THE YIDDISH DAILY, HAINT, ORGAN OF THE POLISH ZIONIST FEDERATION, DECLARED TODAY THAT THE PROPOSED PARTITION OF PALESTINE BY GREAT BRITAIN “MUST BE ACCEPTED” BY THE JEWS.

THE ZIONIST PAPER CAME OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATE WHILE DOS NAIE WORT, ORGAN OF THE LABOR ZIONISTS, AND THE YIDDISH DAILY, MOMENT OPPOSED THE PLAN.

“IF THE MAJORITY OF THE JEWS REJECT THE PROPOSAL AND THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CARRY IT OUT, THEN THE POSITION OF PALESTINE WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED OR BECOME WORSE,” HAINT DECLARED. “OPPOSITION TO PARTITION MEANS OPPOSITION TO A JEWISH STATE. HOWEVER UNPATRIOTIC THIS STATEMENT MAY SOUND IT ALSO MEANS OPPOSITION TO LARGE-SCALE JEWISH IMMIGRATION AND JEWISH INDEPENDENCE, AND MAY LEAD TO DETERIORATION OF THE PRESENT JEWISH POSITION IN PALESTINE AND EVEN CATASTROPHE. WE THEREFORE DECLARE THAT THE PROPOSAL FOR A JEWISH STATE IN PALESTINE MUST BE ACCEPTED.”

DOS NAIE WORT ASSERTED: “ALTHOUGH ENGLAND IS TOO STRONG TO BE FOUGHT, WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE ACT OF UNILATERAL VIOLATION OF A SOLEMN CONTRACT. WE DID NOT EXPECT THE JEWISH STATE TO BE SO MUTILATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO BREATHING SPACE IN IT. IF THE PROPOSED FRONTIERS ARE NOT CHANGED WE WILL START A BITTER FIGHT. OUR EXECUTIVE CAN RELY ON OUR HELP.”

MOMENT SAID: “THE BENEFITS CONFERRED ON THE JEWS BY THE PROPOSED JEWISH STATE ARE HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE, WHILE THE DISADVANTAGES OF THE PLAN ARE SO GREAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO OVERLOOK THEM. WHEN THE ROYAL COMMISSION’S PROPOSALS ARE UNDERSTOOD, THE JEWS WILL BE FACED WITH A SERIES OF GRAVE PROBLEMS.”

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