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Ben Gurion Criticized by Hecklers at Paris Meeting for “non-aggressive” Policy

A meeting of the Jewish Socialist Party here last night, addressed by David Ben Gurion, was interrupted several times by hecklers who denounced the chairman of the Jewish Agency executive for not pursuing an aggressive enough policy. Scuffles occurred when supporters of Ben Gurion attempted to silence the objectors.

In a two-hour address, Ben Gurion charged that Britain was attempting to caus friction between Jews and Arabs in Palestine and to “misrepresent” the acts of self-defense by the Jewish resistance movement. He scored British policy as one of “aggression.”

“As long as England respected the mandate, we did not ask for independence,” he said, “but now that she has violated the mandate, our only reply is to demand a Jewish state.”