London (Oct. 4)
“We are prepared to go into Palestine come what may, not only because we know that Palestine is ours and our need is great, but because we know that there is no basic difference between Jewish and Arab interest in Palestine,” Moshe Shertok, chief of the political department of the Jewish Agency, said here last night, addressing a mass rally of the Zionist Youth Council.
If the various appeals to the Government and to Labor Party circles are without avail, and the Government yields to “an assumed superior Arab force, we will defend our right to entry into Palestine, and will resist if this is opposed,”he added.
The meeting adopted a resolution calling on the Government to dispel the prevailing rumors, and declare that it stands by Labor’s long-time policy of supporting Jewish aims in Palestine. It voted to send a delegation representing all Zionist youth groups to call on members of Commons.
Abdul Rahman Azzam Bey, Secretary General of the Arab League, declared hore that partition of Palestine will not settle the problem, but will only lead to war. He told a press conference that if the Jewish problem is approached from the “human angle,” the Arabs are ready to help financially and each Arab country would be willing to take an adequate share of refugees.