Mrs. Sol Rosenbloom Voices Indignation at Palestine Outbreaks

Mrs. Sol Rosenbloom, donor of $500,000 for the erection of a building to house the Institute of Jewish Studies of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, stated: “Every fiber of my being vibrates with indignation at the unspeakable horrors being visited upon the defenseless Jewish population of Palestine, who have placed full faith and confidence in the professions of the British Government and its administration, that protection would be accorded to all inhabitants engaged in the peaceful pursuit of their occupations. After all the apologists of Britain get through with their excuses the deaths of over one hundred Jews and the torture and pain of hundreds of wounded will be damning evidence to the world at large that their confidence in the British government was misplaced.

“As one who has given largely to Palestine, I do not hesitate to say that despite this dereliction of the police power in Palestine, the Jews throughout the world will tenaciously, persistently and irrevocably maintain and continue their work in the Holy Land. We will not be over-awed by the out bursts of an uncivilized race whose religion teaches that death coming to its devotees during battle brings salvation. Neither will we be cowed by British officialdom habituated during the last ten years to handling Jews as O’Dwyer was accustomed to treat Indians at Amritser.

“As a deeply religious woman I know that our work foreshadowed in Biblical prophesy cannot fail. I have a sublime faith that our labors will culminate in creating in Palestine a commonwealth to again give point in living reality to the prophesy that “from Zion will go forth the law, and the word of God from Jerusalem.”

Dr. A. J. Rongy stated: “Those who are familiar with the history of the Jews must realize that the Jewish people will never give up their right to establish a national homeland in Palestine, no matter what sacrifices it may entail. The slaughtering of innocent people by the Arabs will help to fire the hearts of the Jews throughout the world, and it will spur them on to greater accomplishments for the Jews in Palestine.

“To the American Jews these outrages are of still greater significance, because millions of dollars have been contributed by them towards helping to establish the national homeland, and they are now making preparations to spend many more millions of dollars in order to carry into effect the Balfour Declaration.

“As American citizens, we have a moral right to call upon our government to cooperate with the mandatory Power and the League of Nations to help establish permanent law and order in Palestine.”

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