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Z. O. Executive Clarifies Zionism’s Basic Principle

September 16, 1930
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In view of the misleading statements and impressions current about the discussion on the aims of Zionism as voiced at the recent Berlin meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee, the Zionist Executive today issued a statement declaring that the basic principle of Zionism is expressed in the Basle Program, namely the creation of a home in Palestine for the Jewish people, secured by public law. This aim, the statement points out, was endorsed by the Balfour Declaration, incorporated in the Palestine Mandate and remains the basis of the Zionist policy. The statement of the Zionist Executive also reaffirms the declaration of Harry Sacher before the Shaw Commission that the Zionists hope some day for a Jewish majority in Palestine.

Pointing out that since the riots of last August the policy of the Jewish National Home has been the object of continuous and not always friendly inquiry, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, in a message to the Jewish National Fund conference here, declared, “We are expecting fundamental decisions by the Mandatory Power upon which the future progress of the work is largely dependent. The foundation of the Jewish National Home is men, land and a steady stream of Jews returning to the Home. The Jewish National Fund is one of the most important constituents in the national rebuilding.”

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