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Samuel, Weizmann Threatened with Death if Partition is Accepted

A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION CALLING ITSELF THE “LEAGUE OF AVENGERS” HAS THREATENED DEATH TO A LIST OF NOTED PERSONS, INCLUDING VISCOUNT SAMUEL AND DR. CHAIM WEIZMANN, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION, IT WAS REVEALED HERE TODAY.

THE THREATS ARE CONTAINED IN A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE AGUDATH ISRAEL, NON-ZIONIST RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION. RABBI MOSHE BLAU, ITS LEADER, IS ALSO INCLUDED AMONG THE LIST MARKED FOR DEATH.

THE LETTER DECLARES THAT ALL PERSONS ACCEPTING PARTITION OF PALESTINE, AS PROPOSED BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, ARE TRAITORS AND WILL BE KILLED.

VISCOUNT SAMUEL, RECENTLY RAISED TO THE PEERAGE, WAS FIRST BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION FOR PALESTINE. IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS LAST WEEK HE SEVERELY CRITICIZED PARTITION, OFFERING AN ALTERNATIVE PLAN BASED ON POLITICAL RESTRICTION OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION AND COOPERATION WITH ARABS. DR. WEIZMANN’S VIEWS ON PARTITION HAVE NOT AS YET BEEN MADE KNOWN.

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