Jabotinsky Calls on World Jewry to Wage War on Nazi Persecution
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Jabotinsky Calls on World Jewry to Wage War on Nazi Persecution

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The alternative resolution on the German crisis offered by Vladimir Jabotinsky, Revisionist leader, which was defeated by the Zionist Congress, follows in full:

“This congress raises a solemn protest against the withdrawal of rights from Jewish citizens in Germany which is contrary to all principles of justice and human civilization. This congress declares the tendency ruling the political system in Germany exposes to danger the securest foundation of the existence of all Jews the world over and that these occurrences must be regarded and treated not only as the affair of German Jews but of entire Jewry.

“It is therefore the duty of world Jewry to react with all means of just defense and fight for protection in accordance with the ethical principles of Jewry and of entire humanity against this attempt to destroy the Jewish people.

“The congress welcomes therefore the spontaneous decision of the Jewish masses of all countries to utilize in the future their purchasing power and economic influence in world trade exclusively for goods of such governments which recognize the principle of the unequivocal equality of their Jewish citizens and the congress decides that the Zionist movement will actively and energetically support every serious effort to organize and develop this justified defense action of the Jewish masses.

“The congress declares further that the violation of the rights of citizens of Jewish descent by the governing system reveals a political attitude containing in itself the greatest menace for the development of all the people, for world peace and for civilization.

“It is the duty of all Jewish circles to draw the attention of the entire world to this danger. This call for protective action is valid for all sections of the Jewish people except German Jewry.

“Having the deepest fraternal sympathy with the German Jews in their tragic position and in the conviction that they will loyally, proudly and dignifiedly overcome the tragedy, world Jewry will refrain from any attempt to influence the relations between the German Jews and the ruling German system.

“At the same time, however, world Jewry cannot, under any circumstances, make subservient its own tactics toward this regime to the feelings of German Jews. This fight is conducted for the justification of a universal people and not only for the existence of a single Jewish community.

“The congress declares solemnly and determinedly that all attempts to compel world Jewry with undignified and unhuman threats and repressions to withdraw this action of defense will not be taken into consideration.”

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