No Right to Ask Patience, Wedgwood Declares

Col. Josiah Wedgwood, leading pro-Zionist Member of Parliament, today reiterated his stand for a policy of passive resistance by Palestine Jews against the administration as a method of fighting Arab terrorism, declaring Britons no longer had the right to “urge Jews to patience.” replying to Sir Laurie Hammond, member of the Peel royal commission, who had criticized his advice to the Jews, Col. Wedgwood said in a letter to The Times:

“Hammond urges patience, but for two years murder and destruction of Jewish property have gone unpunished under British rule. The administration continues to be strictly impartial between the murderers and the murdered. I have not known of such a black page of incompetence and hypocrisy in British history. We no longer have the right to urge Jews to patience. Passive resistance is more effective and more moral than retaliating against the wrong people. Jews are not conceived yet as devoid of human rights and feelings.”

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