New York (Sep. 18)
Palestine’s Jews are “taking military rule, in their stride” and although the tension in the country is great it does not interfere with normal routine, Dr. Hayim Fineman, chairman of the Labor Zionist Organization of America, declared at a press conference here today.
Dr. Fineman, a member of the 17-man committee chosen by the Zionist Actions Committee to advise the Jewish Agency in connection with the meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, recently returned from a three-month tour of Palestine and Europe. He declared that the Yishuv is primarily concerned with the “irresponsible extremists” who terrorize Jewish merchants and threaten Jewish self-government. He added that Jewish leaders in Palestine have come to the conclusion that the only way to stop extremism is by force.