Quotation from Chaim Weizmann “We don’t want Tel Aviv to become another low-grade ghetto” — Oct. 1938

In the autumn issue of the official British publication New Judea, reporting on a statement made in Poland.

" Palestine cannot absorb the Jews of Europe. We want only the best of Jewish youth to come to us. We want only the educated to enter Palestine for the purpose of increasing its culture. The other Jews will have to stay where they are and face whatever fate awaits them. These millions of Jews are dust on the wheels of history and they may have to be blown away. We don’t want them pouring into Palestine. We don’t want Tel Aviv to become another low-grade ghetto. "

New Judea, Fall, 1937; Ben Hecht: A Child of the Century , Simon & Schuster, 1954, Signet edition, 1955, p. 498.

Quoted by Yakov Rabkin, Au nom de la Torah, une histoire de l’opposition juive au sionisme, Presses Univ. Laval, 2004, p. 206.

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