The Story of the Jewish Legion, and An Answer to Ernest Bevin, by Vladimir Jabotinsky; To Whom Palestine?, by Frank Gervasi; The
When during 1936-39 Arab brigands were attacking Jewish settlements in Palestine, the Jewish population refused to reply in kind. There was a general agreement that indiscriminate attacks on innocent Arabs were not to be allowed, that the Jewish policy must be solely one of self-defense. That policy was a forceful refutation, for the Arab peasantry and working people, of the charges made by Arab leaders that the Jews considered Arabs their enemies.
Only one group in Palestine, the Revisionists (known in this country as the New Zionist Organization), violated this policy, advocating and conducting terrorist attacks upon innocent Arabs. In addition to fighting the Arabs, they were the principal arm of the Jewish citrus-plantation owners and manufacturers in their struggle against the union and the cooperative activities of the Histadrut (Jewish Federation of Labor). More recently, the Irgun Zvai Leumi, a Jewish terrorist organization closely linked (if not identical) with the Revisionists, has declared “national war” on the British forces in Palestine.
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