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Revisionist Delegates Opposed to Creation of Independent Palestine Labor Unions

August 15, 1930
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The consequences which England will have to face regarding the Palestine Mandate if no improvement is shown toward Jewish interests and the consequence to the Zionist Organization if a special Zionist Congress is not called in December were discussed here at a closed session of the fourth annual conference of the Union of Zionist Revisionists.

While the session was closed to the public, it is understood that Vladimir Jabotinsky, Revisionist leader, and a number of other speakers, urged extreme measures. No resolutions were adopted, although general agreement was expressed with the extremist recommendations.

During the day a number of reports were rendered. M. Leiserovitch described the youth movement, Dr. Feld-shuh spoke on the Tel Hai organization and S. Schechtman reported on organization problems. Following these reports the general debate was continued.

Most of the delegates here are opposed to the creation of Revisionist labor unions in Palestine to compete with the General Federation of Jewish Labor as was suggested yesterday by a delegate from Palestine. Mordecai Danzis, the only American delegate, emphasized that the establishment of such unions contains dynamite for the Revisionists because it would split the labor ranks and would result in bitter internal fights similar to the fights over the Communists in the ranks of American labor unions. Pointing out that these fights had nearly wrecked the Jewish unions in the United States he appealed against splitting the labor unions in Palestine.

A great impression was made on the conference by a promise to assist the Revisionist activities in the United States and to support the demand for a special Zionist Congress made by Jacob de Haas, chairman of the organization committee of the Zionist Organization of America, in a message delivered through Mr. Danzis.

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