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Momentous Decisions on Palestine Expected; Shertok Calls for “strength and Determination”

Zionist leaders in England were told today that “momentous decisions” with regard to Palestine may soon be taken by the British Gevernment.

“The present situation is one of expectancy,” Moshe Shertok, chief of the political department of the Jewish Agency, said, addressing Zionist key men upon his return from Paris where he conferred with the French Foreign Office. “We are on the threshold of momentous decisions. I cannot imagine the Labor Government will not take the opportunity of righting the wrong done not only by the White Paper, but also during the nineteen hundred years when our people were turned into homeless beggars.”

Shertok emphasized that “strength and determination” will be needed. He appealed to those present to exert all possible efforts to mobilize their resources for a show of strength. While in Paris, Shertok addressed Zionist leaders there on the same subject. He also conferred with Leon Blum and other prominent personalities on the Palestine question.