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Weizmann States Time is Ripe for Discussions on Jewish State in Palestine

The time is now ripe for insisting that discussions be initiated concerning the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine Dr. Chaim Weizmann declared in reviewing the world situation at a private conference last week of British Zionists, it was disclosed today when the Jewish Agency office released the text of Dr. Weizmann’s address.

Even after an Allied victory, stated Dr. Weizmann, more than 3,000,000 impoverished, homeless Jews will have to be absorbed quickly. Palestine can absorb these millions under only one condition – creation of a Jewish state there, he added.

Declaring that another trip to the United States in the near future will be necessary in connection with rebuilding the Jewish Agency on a different basis, Dr. Weizmann stated that “the first mixed Agency was built upon personalities like Warburg, Marshall, Cyrus Adler who are gone and whose generation no longer exists. He expressed confidence that such rebuilding could be accomplished.

It is necessary to talk about the creation of a Jewish state now, Dr. Weizmann said, because territorial problems face the Jews to a greater degree than any other people.

Dr. Weizmann revealed that the hostile attitude of some members of the Palestine administration is reflected in the Colonial Office. The Administration, he charged, is not prepared to make any change in the status of Palestine or even extend mild concessions to the Jews during the war.

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