London (May. 5)
A resolution of loyalty to the British King in behalf of the Jews of England was adopted today at the annual convention of the British Zionist Federation in connection with the celebrations of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the King’s accession to the throne which begins tomorrow.
Special prayers for the King and Queen of England were delivered today and yesterday in all synagogues throughout the country in observance of the anniversary. Chief Rabbi Dr. Hertz has composed a special text of a Jewish prayer devoted to the occasion.
The convention at which the resolution of loyalty was adopted represents more than 30,000 members of the Zionist Organization in England and sympathizers of the Zionist movement. About 400 delegates are participating in the convention.
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The convention also endorsed the decision to plant in Palestine a forest named after King George, in appreciation of Britain’s sympathetic attitude towards the upbuilding of Palestine as a Jewish National Home.
Messages of greeting were received at the convention from Felix M. Warburg of the United States and other leaders of Jewish life in various countries. The convention was addressed by Nahum Sokolow, president of the World Zionist Organization.
Mr. Sokolow in his address pointed out that Palestine today is the only real land of refuge for German Jews. He spoke of the Jewish situation in various countries and emphasized that hundreds of thousands of Jews from East European countries would proceed to Palestine today.