JERUSALEM (Oct. 12)
Welded together by the threat to the Jewish national home in Palestine, Zionist groups here presented today a united front for the first time in years. A united stand of all Zionist parties was revealed at an emergency meeting of the Palestine sub-committee of the Zionist General Council, at which it was agreed that a strenuous effort had to be made to prevent hindering of the Jewish national home’s development.
The meeting adopted a resolution appealing to world Jewry for assistance in the present crisis and another urging convocation of the Zionist general council in emergency session.
Opening yesterday’s meeting, Chairman Menachem M. Ussishkin declared that rumors concerning the political situation must not impede the work of upbuilding in pales tine. Moshe Shertok, Zionist political chief, reported on meetings between Colonial Secretary MacDonald and Dr. Chaim Weizmann. He emphasized that final proposals had not yet been made and were not expected until after publication of the Woodhead commission’s report. He also said that Dr. Weizmann had met once with Tewfik es-Suwaidi, Iraqi Foreign Minister, but a second meeting was prevented through accident.
Several members of the committee stressed the importance of assistance from American Jewry.