Jabotinsky Urges Parley to Settle Big Issues
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Jabotinsky Urges Parley to Settle Big Issues

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A round table conference of all Zionist factions in order to settle the major problems of Zionism, including the legislative council, the petition movement, national arbitration for labor disputes and other vexing problems, was proposed today by Vladimir Jabotinsky, leader of the Zionist Revisionists, in a statement to the press.

“Three separate agreements to achieve peace have already been negotiated, thanks to the devoted work of Pinchus Rutenberg,” Mr. Jabotinsky declared. “The only definite result achieved, however, has been the cessation of physical violence and indecent methods of party strife, which the Revisionist groups have already ratified although other groups have not acted as yet.


“Two other agreements were signed in London,” Mr. Jabotinsky stated.

“1. One establishes a modus vivendi between the two Palestine labor organizations. The Revisionist national labor groups have already ratified this agreement, while the Histadruth, the Central Labor Federation of Palestine, will shortly discuss ratification at its conference.

“2. A provisional non-aggression pact which does away with reprisals on both sides, including the decree on immigration certificates for the Brith Trumpeldor, suspension of the Revisionist boycott on Zionist funds and the end of protests against the Jewish Agency for Palestine monopoly on immigration certificates. This will smooth the way for further negotitaions on a policy of a united front and for common constructive work in Palestine.

“Further confidential negotiations are still going on, but the only detail which can be revealed are the ones I have spoken of.


“All reports such as the ones stating that the Revisionists are recognizing the discipline called for by the Prague Zionist Congress, the story of a coalition executive with Dr. Chaim Weizmann as president and a Revisionist vice-president and reports that the National Labor organization will coalesce with the Histadruth, are all foolish rumors and merely hinder negotiations.

“An agreement requires an accord which jibes with the principles of both parties. The Laborites will not accept an agreement violating its principles and neither will the Revisionists. A modus Vivendi is possible only with good will on both sides which we are honestly endeavoring to bring about.

“Any news of further agreement will be made public by Mr. Rutenberg as soon as news is received.

“Direct negotiations are held on issues which directly affect Laborites and Revisionists, but a round table discussion is essential on the general problems,” the Revisionist leader said.

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