Convened in Zurich, the congress debates the conclusions of the British Peel Commission, which suggests the partition of Palestine, thereby creating a Jewish state, the Zionist objective. The Congress decides to reject the idea because it sees the projected Jewish state as too small. The congress is held during the intensification of Arab riots aimed against the British for supporting the national home and the Zionists for building their presence there. Zionists decide to pursue further negotiations on the future borders of a Jewish State, while they continue to buy land and bring immigrants to the country, however at a much slower pace than in the early part of the decade.