General Zionists Urge Constructive Work to Combat White Paper

The Confederation of General Zionists has sent a manifesto to the World Zionist Congress, which is to convene in Geneva for its 21st biennial session next August, condemning the new British policy on Palestine as a betrayal of the Jewish people and a violation of international obligations.

Pledging assistance to the struggle against execution of the policy, the manifesto asserts that constructive development work constitutes the most effective reply and pledges the utmost support for such activity. The document pays tribute to Palestine Jewry’s selfrestraint and national discipline, reaffirms opposition to violence as an ethically indefensible and politically harmful weapon and urges adoption of a number of economic measures including establishment of a special committee to coordinate the activities of Palestine Jewish economic institutions. It also recommends encouragement of private investment, aid to artisans, support for the projected $5,000,000 loan and purchase of Palestine goods.

The manifesto also recommends organizational changes, including creation of a special organization department for west Europe and America, discontinuance of sectional Palestine fund drives and unification of the Palestine Jewish educational system.

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