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Weizmann Has Hour’s Talk with Mussolini

January 5, 1923
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Many misunderstandings surrounding the Zionist position in Palestine are believed to have been cleared up as a result of the interview Dr. Chaim Weizmann had yesterday with Premier Mussolini. The Prime Minister received the Zionist President very cordially, the conversation centering around the attitude of the Fascisti Government towards the Zionist movement. Dr. Weizmann is understood to have been particularly anxious to ascertain Premier Mussolini’s attitude, in view of the recent statement of the latter that the British Mandate for Palestine may not survive the Lausanne Conference.

During his visit here Dr. Weizmann had conversations with a number of politicians, including former Prime Minister Luzatti and Di Cesaro, founder of the pro-Israel Society. The Zionist leader also addressed a successful Zionist gathering here.

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