Saturday, April 26, 2014

Weizmann to Churchill

"Dr Weizmann thanked Mr Churchill for his unceasing interest in Zionist affairs. He said: ‘You stood at the cradle of this enterprise; I hope that you will see it through.’ Mr Churchill asked what Dr Weizmann meant ‘by seeing it through’. Dr Weizmann replied that after the war the Zionists would wish to have a State of some three or four million Jews in Palestine. Mr Churchill said: Yes, indeed, I quite agree with that. "

Churchill War Papers, Vol. 1: At the Admirality, 17th December 1939. pg. 832". (thanks Nu`man)