HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 cc427-8
6. Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Eri Jabotinsky has been included amongst the imprisoned Revisionists in Palestine who have been released?

Mr. George Hall

No, Sir. The persons recently released were those who had been detained on account of the campaign of political terrorism that took place in the spring of 1939. Mr. Jabotinsky was not among their number.

Colonel Wedgwood

Is not this a good opportunity for treating Mr. Eri Jabotinsky, who is only guilty of having saved the lives of 2,000 Jews from the Danube, as being equally innocent with the rest of the Revisionists who were arrested and have been released? Why this persistent persecution of Mr. Eri Jabotinsky?

Mr. Hall

I can assure my right hon. and gallant Friend that this matter is constantly before us, and I will bring his question to the attention of my Noble Friend.

Colonel Wedgwood

Will my hon. Friend draw the attention of the Secretary of State particularly to the case of Mr. Eri Jabotinsky, in view of the fact that this man's father is doing his best to help this country?

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