LONDON (Aug. 5)
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization–with which Vladimir Jabotinsky split in 1935–today headed the list of Jewish leaders who paid tribute to Jabotinsky.
In a message to Jabotinsky’s widow, Dr. Weizmann declared: “We are shocked by the terrible loss you have sustained. All Zionists mourn with you the loss of the great champion of our national aim. Our sincerest sympathy goes out to you. May you find some consolation in the eminent services he rendered to his people.”
The Jewish Agency Executive stated: “Jabotinsky was at variance with the Zionist Organization and had acted on his own, but in Zionist history he will be remembered as one of the great champions of the Jewish renascence and as one who never spared himself and selflessly gave all his distinguished abilities for furthering the aims of Zionism. His sudden death is a great loss for the Zionist cause and Jewish life is left poorer by the disappearance of a great Jewish patriot and colorful, vigorous personality.”
Robert Briscoe, Irish parliamentarian and member of the New Zionist Organization presidency, said Jabotinsky’s death was “an indescribably great blow” and asserted: “I find consolation in the firm faith that his work will go on through his myriad followers and disciples until the ideal for which he lived is realized.”
New of Jabotinsky’s death was not broken to his wife, Mrs. Jeanne Jabotinsky, until late last night because she has been ill.