Chaim Weizmann writes to Balfour from Palestine in May, 1918
Rails against 'Arabs' and non-Zionist Jews

FO 608/99

Weizmann tells Balfour of "the subtleties and subterfuge of the Oriental mind”.

After noting that German agents fostered notions of the ruthless, wealthy Jew, “the financier, the exploiter, the stock-broker”, he then complained, betraying no awareness of the irony, that “the British have been strengthened in such views” by the “rich Jews of Egypt” who are “shining examples of Jewish capitalism”.

Weizmann railed against these “rich Jews” who “are opponents to Zionism, and so they unjustly made us suffer for the sins of our enemies…”

State of Terror, 40-41


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