LONDON (May. 16)
Jewish objections to the impending White Paper were outlined to United States Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy this morning by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the World Zionist Organization.
At the same time, prof. Selig Brodetsky, member of the World Zionist Executive, discussed the situation with Colonial Secretary Malcolm MacDonald. It is understood, however, that text of the White Paper was not given to Prof. Brodetsky, nor has the Jewish Agency received a copy of the document.
Dr. Weizmann is scheduled to voice the Agency’s reply to the Government’s new Palestine policy on Thursday night at Kingsway Hall in the presence of several thousand persons. His scheduled return to Palestine may be deferred until after the debate in Parliament on the policy next week.
British public opinion was warned by Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog of Palestine to reflect before permitting the Jewish national home to be jettisoned by the British Government. “I am confident “he told the Jerusalem correspondent of The British Government’s reckless undertaking is a sin against the spirit of God, of the soul and of man. It is designed to bring to naught a great effort of human liberation and to drive to despair a people with nothing left in the world but the hope of Zion. It cannot succeed. untold suffering will be provoked if the merciless decree is pronounced. For the sake of peace in the Holy Land and for the sake of my suffering people I pray God that it may yet be averted.”