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Mrs. Jacobs Charges Deliberate Attempt to Prolong Uncertainty

returning on the Conte di Savoia from her tenth visit to Palestine, Mrs. Edward Jacobs, only woman member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and former national president of Hadassah, today blamed the “insecurity and economic depression” in Palestine on the uncertainty as to the political future of the country. She said the uncertainty is an outgrowth of the British proposal made last July to partition Palestine and charged that “to prolong this state of arrairs” seems to be deliberate.

The general impression outside of Palestine that the Jews of that country stand for the partition proposal “as a solid block” is incorrect, Mrs. Jacobs-said. “The fact is that considerable elements, and important ones, in the Jewish community of Palestine are opposed to any partition scheme for Palestine. These elements are to be found among the labor leaders, Mizrachi, General Zionists, Revisionists and large numbers unaffiliated with parties. The reason why the opponents of partition have not spread their viewpoint is that” they have no organization machinery for funds and propagandists for that purpose. The leadership which is in control of the Jewish Agency, however, stands for the Jewish State even at the cost of Dismembering Palestine.” The anti-partitionists turn to America for political influence and for the necessary funds to fight the partition scheme, she added.

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