London (Jul. 16)
Moshe Shertok, chief of the political department of the Jewish Agency, arrived here today to attend the world Zionist conference, which will open on July 31.
It is understood that the conference will last six days. The first three days’ sessions will be open, while the last three will be devoted to a closed meeting of the Small Zionist Actions Committee. It is understood that some delegates plan to urge enlargement of the present Zionist executive by the inclusion of Dr. Abba Hillel Silver and several others.
A. L. Altman, Revisionist leader, who has just arrived here from Palestine, today urged the Allied powers to issue a proclamation establishing a “Jewish Provisional Government” with authority to take steps leading to creation of a Jewish State and to bring to Palestine all Jews who desire to settle there. Such a provisional government, he told a press conference, should be granted representation in the new world organization so as to facilitate the transportation of immigrants, financing their settlement and related matters.
Altman said that he will negotiate with the British Government on the Palestine issue independently from the Jewish Agency. Replying to queries, he said that the question of Zionist unity will solve itself automatically when the Allied nations show that they are ready to create a Jewish state.