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Jews in Palestine Undeterred by British Opposition, Zionist Labor Leaders Report

The progress which the Jews in Palestine are continuing to make despite British opposition was reported on by Don Pines, Histadruth leader and by Hayim Greenberg, leader of American Zionist laborites, who have just returned from Palestine.

Addressing a dinner last night Pines, who is one of the editors of Davar, largest Hebrew daily newspaper in Palestine, said that the Jews in Palestine are determined to bring in as many Jews as possible from Europe and are developing industrial and agricultural plans for the economic absorption of the newcomers. “The Yishuv is optimistic as to the outcome of its fight, even though the atmosphere in the country is tense,” Pines reported.

Greenberg, addressing a press conference, said the average Jew in Palestine feels that no matter what the present political difficulties are, the Jews can win only if they continue to strengthen their economic positions in the country and to expand their agricultural settlements. He indicated that the Jews in Palestine are not enthusiastic about proposals for partition, but will accept it if it is imposed upon them, even though the extremist groups will continue to oppose it.

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