JERUSALEM (Nov. 20)
Dr. Chaim Weizmann today intensified his campaign against terrorism in Palestine by addressing a nation-wide rally of representatives of Jewish youth organizations at which he called upon the Jewish youth of the country “to stamp out the terror without delay.”
“You are the bearers of the Jewish and Zionist future,” Dr. Weizmann said. “You are the builders of our homeland. You must assist in stamping out the terror immediately.” The conference was called to discuss measures to curb the terrorists.
Speaking at a meeting of the Small Zionist Actions Committee, yesterday, Dr. Weizmann said “you know my personal tragedy in suffering the loss of a son. (His son, a flight officer in the R.A.F., was lost in operations in 1942.) You can imagine how great a shock that was. But the shook suffered as a result of the assassination of Lord Moyne was no less. One was my personal tragedy, but the other was the tragedy of the entire Hebrew nation.” Before addressing the Actions Committee, Dr. Weizmann and his wife were entertained at lunch by High Commissioner Viscount Gort.
In an official communique covering Weizmann’s speech, issued by the Jewish Agency, it was stated that he had reviewed the political developments in London and Washington and stressed the necessity of placing a wide comprehensive explanation of the justice of the Zionist cause before public opinion in America and Britain. He dwelt on the destructive influence of the terror and called for unity to combat it more effectively.
At the same meeting, Moshe Shertok, chief of the political department of the Jewish Agency, read the full text of the memorandum submitted by the Agency to the British Government, opposing partition and calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in all of Palestine.