British War Minister Charges Recent Trials Uncovered Vast Jewish Arms Smuggling
Menu JTA Search

British War Minister Charges Recent Trials Uncovered Vast Jewish Arms Smuggling

Download PDF for this date

War Minister Sir James Grigg, speaking in Commons today, charged that the arms smuggling allegedly uncovered in the trials of several Jews recently concluded in Jerusalem, was in a much larger scale than has been usual in Palestine.

Replying to a query by Rear-Admiral T.P.H. Beamish, Conservative from Sussex, Sir James said that “trafficking in arms in Palestine has, unfortunately, always been rife in both communities, but cases of arms smuggling on such a scale have been rare.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund