Jabotinsky Demands Reorganization of Jewish Legion: Outlines New Program
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Jabotinsky Demands Reorganization of Jewish Legion: Outlines New Program

“How to Solve the Present Crisis in the Zionist Movement,” was the theme of Vladimir Jabotinsky’s second lecture, held here Saturday before an audience of 3,000, among whom were many old Herzlian Zionists.

“I want to give back to Zionism its royal dream,” Jabotinsky said, “so that Zionism may be in a position to give immediate answer to the needs and problems of present Jewish life. This would be possible only if the proper political principles for the Zionist were created. This would mean: first, to open wide the gates of Palestine for a mass Jewish immigration, and to bring about in Palestine an agrarian reform which would create the necessary land reserves for colonization without in fringing upon the possessions and rights of the Arabs; second, the present administration of Palestine should be reformed from top to ## third, the inclusion into Palestine of the territory of Transjordania, which is the main territory for colonization, fourth, a Jewish national loan should be issued, based upon and guaranteed by the colonization reserves, the same as was done in California.”

Jabotinsky also demanded the commencement of a new political offensive in London, Geneva and Washington- a movement similar to the English charter movement during the years 1838-1845. He also urged the perfecting of the Zionist financial institutions, and the creation of a Jewish Legion, without which a large mass Jewish mass immigration into Palestine ais an impossibility.

The speaker was received with great applause. After the lecture, a banquet was given in his honor, and a league of Activist Zionists was formed. Many old friends of Herzl joined the Activist league. Jabotinsky was given honorary membership in it.

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