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U.S. Government May Be Compelled to Inquire of Great Britain As to Palestine Situation

That the United States Government may find it necessary to inquire of the British Government concerning its future intention in Palestine and whether it proposes to carry out the obligations assumed in the Mandate over Palestine in connection with establishment of the Jewish National Home, was the statement made by Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr., of New York, in an address on the present political situation in Palestine and in the Zionist Movement delivered at the opening of the Jewish National Fund bazaar, in the Fifth Regiment Armory here.

The bazaar was arranged by the Jewish National Fund Council of Baltimore in cooperation with 50 Jewish organizations of the city for the benefit of the Fund, which is the Zionist agency for the acquisition of land in Palestine as the property of the Jewish people. City and state officials eagerly cooperated with the arrangements’ committee headed by Dr. Harry Friedenwald, as honorary chairman and Dr. Alexander Novy, as chairman. The bazaar lasted three days and was one of the greatest Zionist enterprises in the state of Maryland.

Congressman Fish in the course of his address stated:

“I speak here today to state that it may become necessary for the Government of the United States to call upon the Government of Great Britain to inquire with regard to its future intention in Palestine, whether it proposes to carry out the obligations which it assumed in accepting Palestine as a mandated territory. Millions of dollars of American money are invested in Palestine. Besides, that, the hopes of millions of our fellow citizens are centered in its development. The United States is interested in the property of its nationals wherever it may be. It is, therefore, our grave concern that the interests of American Jews in Palestine shall not be jeopardized.”

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