Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Return to Zionist Organization Not Excluded; Scores Militarism
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Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Return to Zionist Organization Not Excluded; Scores Militarism

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Vladimir Jabotinsky, head of the World Union of Zionist Revisionists, replying yesterday to the detractors of his policy, made it known that he is opposed to militarism.

“I am an opponent of egoistic, offensive nationalism or militarism,” he declared. “I always say: “God make no world catastrophe. Better delay our salvation.” At the same time, Jabotinsky pointed out that a Jewish legion is inseparable from the Revisionist movement and preparations must be made in time for the eventuality of a world complication.

The Revisionist leader in his address made known that he would oppose any departure from the Calais agreement, but did not exclude the possibility of his return to membership in the Zionist organization.

“I tore up my Congress card, but not Herzl’s shekel,” Jabotinsky declared. “Perhaps I shall again buy the shekel when the Revisionist shekel payers succeed in washing off the stains of the last Congress.”

Jabotinsky described Revisionism as being devoted to the realization of a Jewish state which will retain all the shadings of the Jewish people, excluding none. But all must subject themselves to the sole discipline of the Revisionist Union.

The present conference, he asserted, must decide to carry through independent work in all fields. There can be no contradiction of the Calais synthesis.

He enumerated the practical resistance possible in Palestine and London. the World Union of Zionist Revisionists, approaching the close of its sessions, is meeting with some controversy today in connection with the text of a petition to be issued calling for a Jewish majority on both sides of the Jordan river.

Some dispute has also arisen on the question of whether or not to address the League of Nations in this connection and also on the matter of internal policy.

There is some debate on the subject of whether or not to incorporate in a resolution the primacy of the discipline of the Revisionist Union as affecting all Revisionists whether or not they be shekel payers. The extent and the manner in which Palestine Revisionism is to be controlled is also something of a problem.

A letter of greeting has been received from the Austrian government, signed by its Premier.

A memorial service of imposing proportions was held here to honor Legionnaires who gave their lives for Palestine. A moment of silence was observed by the throng.

A display of the Betarim, athletic group, followed the memorial service.

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