Pro-palestine Federation Plans Nation-wide Membership Drive
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Pro-palestine Federation Plans Nation-wide Membership Drive

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With more than 700 members in eight cities, the Pro-Palestine Federation of America, which maintains headquarters in Chicago, today announced through its president, Prof. George L. Scherger, that the organization is ready to launch a nation-wide campaign for membership and new local chapters. At present there are advisory board members from Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, San Antonio and Philadelphia, in each of which cities there are local chapters.

The Pro-Palestine Federation is composed of non-Jewish organizations and prominent Americans sympathizing with the Zionist work in Palestine. It recently cabled the Zionist Congress a message “to take heart and proceed with the wonderful work of restoration in Palestine” because “Christian America is applauding your untiring efforts against all odds on behalf of the Jewish homeland.”

Among the leaders of the Federation are former governor Fred Zimmerman of Wisconsin, former Congressman Richard Barthold of St. Louis and Prof. Graham Taylor of Northwestern University.

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