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Jabotinski to Fight Zionist Leaders

January 24, 1923
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Vladimir Jabotinsky’s letter of resignation made public today compromises a number of accusations against the Zionist leadership. He charges the Zionist Executive with having refused to consider the urgent plea of the National Council of Palestine Jews, condemning the attitude of the Palestine Government toward the Jews, particularly in having annuled the executive powers of the National Council and in failing to recognize the rights of the Palestine Jews.

The Zionist Executive is further accused of not carrying out the decision of the last Zionist Congress to send a delegation to Sir Herbert Samuel demanding a change in his present policy. Mr. Jabotinsky, it now transpires, desired to make clear to Sir Herbert Samuel how his politics were “damaging the collection of Zionist funds abroad.”

A resolution demanding the withdrawal of the “anti-Zionist and anti Semitic officials” from Palestine, is declared by Mr. Jabotinsky to have been ignored, as was also his resolution that the Actions Committee remain true to Herzl’s ideal and to the Basle Program.

Mr. Jabotinsky denounces the present tactics of the Actions Committee and the “political weakness” of the Zionist Executive whereby, he asserts, the Movement is being led to downfall and the Jewish work in Palestine to bankruptcy.

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