Samuel’s Plan Assailed by Zionist Leader

ZIONIST CRITICISM OF VISCOUNT SAMUEL, FORMER HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE, FOR HIS SUGGESTION OF A CONFEDERATION OF ARAB STATES WITH THE JEWS AS AN AUTONOMOUS MINORITY, AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO PARTITION OF PALESTINE, WAS VOICED HERE LAST NIGHT.

PROFESSOR SELIG BRODETSKY, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE ENGLISH ZIONIST FEDERATION AND MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE OF THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR PALESTINE, SHARPLY ATTACKED VISCOUNT SAMUEL FOR HIS SPEECH IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS DURING THE DEBATE ON PARTITION.

TAKING HIM TO TASK FOR HIS PLEA THAT THE JEWS RECOGNIZE ARAB NATIONAL ASPIRATIONS, PROFESSOR BRODETSKY DECLARED:

“NO ONE COULD HAVE PUT THE ARAB CASE SO WELL OR SO EXAGGERATEDLY.

“WHEREVER THE JEW HAS GONE HE HAS BEEN WELCOMED AND AFTERWARDS KICKED OUT–AFTER HE HAS HELPED BUILD SOMETHING UP. WE ARE ASKED TO DO THE SAME IN PALESTINE.

“WE DID NOT FORM THE ZIONIST ORGANIZATION TO DEVELOP AN ARAB CONFEDERATION, BUT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. WORLD JEWRY REPUDIATES THE ALTERNATIVE OFFERED BY THE FIRST JEWISH HIGH COMMISSIONER. WE DO NOT AGREE TO ANY POLICY REGARDING PALESTINE NOT DEALING WITH THE JEWISH PROBLEM POLITICALLY, ECONOMICALLY AND CULTURALLY.”

PROFESSOR BRODETSKY ANNOUNCED HE WAS LEAVING FOR BELGIUM ON AN IMPORTANT JOURNEY.

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