Commissioners Enthuse over Unanimous Agreement on Palestine Work
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Commissioners Enthuse over Unanimous Agreement on Palestine Work

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Marshall, Weizmann, Warburg, Melchett, Frankel Express Opinions in interview (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

When the members of the Jewish Agency Commission were interviewed by the representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, they all seemed happy at the results achieved. An enthusiastic spirit prevailed that complete unity of opinion had been reached among all the members of the Commission.

Louis Marshall declared: “I have attended many conference in my life, but not one in which such a spirit of earnestness prevailed as at this conference. Everyone’s desire was to be most helpful and all the decisions were adopted unanimously.

The report will be submitted to the Palestine Non-Partisan Conference which will be called for the end of September to receive it and take such measures as are necessary for carrying out the recommendations contained in the report.”

Dr. Chaim Weizmann said: “The conclusions of the Commission have opened the road for the cooperation of Zionists and non-Zionists in the upbuilding of Palestine. From now on joint and concentrated effort of all members of the Jewish community will be devoted to the great task of upbuilding our Homeland.”

Felix M. Warburg stated: “I, as well as the other members of the Commission, are in full agreement with Dr. Weizmann. I am very happy the Commission has succeeded in bringing about full accord with regard to the measures which are necessary for the upbuilding of Palestine.

Baron Melchet and Landford (Sir Alfred Mond) said: “I shall always look back with feeling of special pleasure and gratification to the meetings of the Jewish Palestine Survey Commission. The task before the Commissioners was one of great difficulty and complexity. It involved decisions on many controversial questions and demanded a frame of mind which would combine the idealism of our race with the practical necessities of the situation.

“This union is the only security for the success of all future work in Palestine and it was the spirit which animated the Commission throughout all its work. The presence of Mr. Louis Marshall and Dr. Weizmann at most of the deliberations was a source of inspiration to us all. Our work is now finished. We look forward with confidence, hopeful that Jews of the whole world will now bring fresh energy and determination to the great work of upbuilding Palestine as our National Home, for the benefit of all its inhabitants and in close contact and cooperation with the administration set up by the British government.

Dr. Lee K. Frankel said: “The report is a constructive and good piece of work and has been based upon a careful study of every phase of the situation in Palestine.”

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