Weizmann Arrives in Jerusalem to Confer with High Commissioner on Palestine Crisis
Menu JTA Search

Weizmann Arrives in Jerusalem to Confer with High Commissioner on Palestine Crisis

Download PDF for this date

Dr. Chuim Weizmann arrived in Jerusalem today to confer with Palestine High Commissioner Sir Alan G. Cunningham on the difficulties which martial law has created for the Jewish economy.

In Tel Aviv yesterday, Dr. Weizmann was urged by leaders of various economic groups to return to active public life. He replied that if full authority is given him to act on behalf of the Yishuv and its institutions, he will take an active part in the present situation.

Leaders of Jewish institutions in Tel Aviv, including Mayor Israel Rchich, arrived in Jerusalem today to participate in the plenary session of the Jewish Agency executive which is scheduled to take place Monday at the bedside of David Ben Gurion, who is still a patient at the Nadassah Hospital, Mayor Rokash will also make an attempt to see the High Commissioner during his stay here.

As the Jews of Palestine complete their first week under the most rigid martial control ever exercised over the country, it is apparent that their spirit has not been broken by the hardships and humiliation which are attendant open the occupation of their major cities and towns. It is evident, however, that the Jews are anxious about the economic situation which faces them now and in the immediate future as a result of the ban on exports and imports in the controlled areas.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund