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Gen. Smuts Urges Zionists to “stick to Your Course”

The South African Zionist Federation, opening its 17th annual conference today, heard a message from Justice Minister Jan C. Smuts urging Zionists to “stick to your course,” and adopted a resolution pledging support to Palestine Jewry in resisting the new British policy. General Smuts, who was one of those instrumental in obtaining issuance of the Balfour Declaration, said in his message that he considered the Jewish national home movement not doomed to failure. He emphasized, however, that the movement would require all the resources of good will in the world to achieve success.