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Thousands Cheer Weizmann on Visit to Tel Aviv; Reviews Members of Jewish Brigade

Thousands of residents of Tel Aviv and neighboring communities acclaimed Dr. Chaim Weizmann yesterday as he passed through the gayly decorated streets of this city.

Reviewing a parade of volunteers for the Jewish Brigade, Dr. Weizmann told them that they have attained a privilege which had long been fought for – “the right of Jews to appear in this war in their own camp and under their own flag.” The Brigade, he said, would have great significance for the future of a Jewish Palestine. Its members, he continued, have the two-fold task of wreaking revenge on the enemy and speeding the redemption of the remnants of the Jewish people in Europe.

Later, Dr. Weizmann addressed a special session of the Tel Aviv municipal council, presided over by Mayor Israel Rokach. Reviewing the destruction that has been visited on the Jewish people since he was last in Palestine, prior to the outbreak of the war, the Zionist leader said that the prospects for the establishment of a Jewish state were good, although he could not say when such a state would be created.