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Einstein and Toller Plead for Pardon for 3 Arabs

Speaking as Zionists and non-Zionists, Dr. Albert Einstein, Oscar Cohen, former Socialist member of the Reichstag, Rabbi Check and Ernest Toller, signed a telegram that was sent today to Sir John Chancellor, High Commissioner of Palestine urging him to pardon the three condemned Arabs as an action which would facilitate Arab-Jewish good-will.

The telegram read as follows: “From reasons of pure humanity we are opposed to capital punishment in whatever form and admitting of no exception however great any individual crime may be. Our consciences urge us at this hour as human beings and Jews to speak. We, as Zionists and Non-Zionists, entreat Your Excellency to grant a pardon to the three Arabs as an action which would greatly help the establishment of peace between Jews and Arabs for which we are working”.