Roosevelt Petitioned to Oppose Change in Mandate

A petition asking American intercession against modification of the Palestine mandate was presented to President Roosevelt today by a delegation representing the Pro-Palestine Federation of America, which comprises non-Jews.

The delegation included William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor; Senator Robert F. Wagner, of New York; Representative John J. O’Connor, of New York and Jeremiah T. Mahoney, former New York Supreme Court Justice and president of the Amateur Athletic Union.

The petition to the President points out that under a treaty between the United States and Great Britain, the American Government has an interest in the present situation in Palestine and that no modification of the mandate should be put into effect without the approval of the U.S.

The document calls attention to the fact that “a incredible reactionary wave of anti-Semitism is sweeping the Old World, threatening the destruction of the lives of millions of innocent human beings solely on account of race and creed.”

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