JERUSALEM (Oct. 9)
“History has been kind to us by concentrating in these trying times five million Jews in the United States who, regardless of internal differences, are firmly resolved to do their utmost for the Jews in Europe and in Palestine,” David Ben-Gurion, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared here today at a press conference.
Reporting on Jewish activities in America, from where he just returned, Mr. Ben-Gurion emphasized that negotiations for a united front between the Zionist and non-Zionist groups have successfully been initiated in New York and that an agreement has been partly drafted. The agreement is now awaiting the approval of the Zionist executive in Jerusalem, he said, Queried as to the nature of his relations with Dr. Chaim Weizmann, which were reported to be strained, Ben-Gurion refused to comment.
“The Jews in the United States are determined to fight for the fullest emancipation of the Jews in post-war Europe as well as for maximum expansion of the Jewish National Home in Palestine,” Ben-Gurion stated. He denied that the Hadassah organization in America is supporting the Ichud party in Palestine.