This letter was sent to R. Moshe Shapiro, a leader of the HaPoelHaMizrachi, one of the religious parties in Eretz Yisrael, who served as the Minister of the Interior at that time.

9 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I received your telegram today and I sent a telegram in return saying:

I was shocked by your telegram describing the breakup of the United Religious Front.1 Many hold the HaPoelHaMizrachiparty responsible. Certainly, if the different parties could be motivated to forego the benefits that might accrue to their parties, it would be possible to maintain the United Front, a necessity not only for [Eretz Yisrael] as a whole, but for every one of the parties. It is my strong hope that in this fateful hour, every party will recognize its responsibility to the collective and bring about the establishment of the United Front. In accordance with our discussion [when you were] here, I trust that you will endeavor to bring about the above. Thanking you in advance for the good tidings that you will bring me regarding this. With blessing, awaiting G‑d’s mercies.

The notification communicated by your telegram was both a surprise and a bitter disappointment for me after you had promised me that there would be a United Front and that you would inform me of any changes in the situation. Thus, since I had not heard about any changes from you, it was with certainty that I hoped there would be a United Front even though there were reports to the contrary.

I have strong hopes that you will try powerfully, exerting all your energies to enable the United Front to materialize even if it is necessary for the party to forego certain benefits. In particular, this is true, because in this instance, foregoing those “benefits,” could [actually] be considered a reward.

I wish you success in this endeavor and offer you thanks in advance for the good news [you will send].

With greetings and blessings,

You have certainly received the telegram regarding the necessity of the United Religious Front that was sent to you with the signatures of the representative of the United Religious Front here and also the telegram sent by Mr. Moshe Feurstein regarding this matter.