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Jewish State One of Two Greatest War Achievments, Says Cecil

March 30, 1923
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When the history of the war comes to be impartially written the greatest results will be the establishment of the national Jewish homeland and the creation of the League of Nations. This opinion is expressed in a statement issued by Lord Robert Cecil, the British statesman who is now in this country.

“The Jews like all other peoples must expect opposition” continues Lord Cecil. “Has not Great Britain enemies? Why worry? The Jews who have lived for 2,000 years in strange lands, must expect that someone will attack them, but they should be proud of the fact that they have good friends, who will always be with them.

“My attitude towards the Jewish question is well known. All know I am an adherent of the Balfour declaration, and I am little concerned with what the enemies of Zionism and the Jews have to say. It were better for the Jews to listen to their friends, to think more of the great historic opportunity which is theirs, rather than to listen to the Beaverbrooks and others. It is most absurd to say that Zionism is dying. Zionism is synonymous with Judaism, and the Jewish people have had sufficient experience to know that the opposition of its enemies serves only to strengthen it.”

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