A reception in honor of Viscount Cecil, famous British statesman and president of the Palestine Mandates Society, was given by the German pro-Palestine Committee on the occasion of the viscount’s visit here. The reception was held at the home of Prof. Ludwig Stein, and members of the German government, diplomats and Jewish leaders were present.
Replying to the addresses of welcome by Dr. Stein, Kurt Blumenfeld and Col. Frederick H. Kisch, Viscount Cecil stated that he was a convinced champion of the Zionist movement since 1920. He became convinced of the vitality of the movement and its unusual inspiration for the Jewish masses when he addressed a mass meeting of 10,000 persons in that year in Albert Hall, London. He described the history of the Palestine Mandate and stated that the League Mandate over Palestine given to Great Britain was a fortunate solution since the Zionist work is the fruit of the League of Nations idea. “I have a double interest in Zionism; first, because of the Palestine work itself, and second because it proves the practicability and the constructive value of the League of Nations. It is because of this that the nations of the world ought to be interested in a greater Palestine work, since it symbolizes a new phase in the history of the world,” he declared.
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