JERUSALEM (Oct. 21)
The demand that control of Jewish immigration to Palestine be transferred by the Palestine Government to the Jewish Agency was voiced here today by David Ben-Gurion, chairman of the Agency’s executive, addressing an extraordinary session of the executive committee of the World Mizrachi Organization.
The Mizrachi session, which was called in order to discuss Zionist political problems, unanimously approved the resolution passed by the executive of the Jewish Agency, supporting the declaration issued by American Zionists which demands the establishment of Palestine as a Jewish Commonwealth. The same resolution is expected to be approved by the Small Zionist Actions Committee now in session here, despite the opposition to it displayed by members of the Hashomer Hatzair labor group and by Dr. S. Kaplansky, Dr. Werner Senator and others who support the Ichud Party program which advocates establishment of Palestine as a bi-national state.
Addressing the Mizrachi executive session, Ben-Gurion outlined a program demanding a post-war regime in Palestine which would enable the immediate transfer to there of all Jews from Europe who wish to emigrate to the Jewish national home. He emphasized that “Certain conditions would be necessary for their arrival, mainly political conditions which would unable them to enter Palestine” and declared further that “the task entrusted to the Mandatory Power must be transferred to use” The Jews, he pointed out, can carry out this task and have already shown their ability and efficiency. He praised the resolutions adopted during the week-end by the conventions of the Zionist Organization of America and the Hadassah, forming them “a moral and political factor of utmost importance.”