Roosevelt, in Letter to Wise, Lauds Zionist Achievements

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT OFFERED WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE JEWS IN THEIR PRESENT PROBLEMS IN PALESTINE, IN A LETTER TO DR. STEPHEN S. WISE, PRESIDENT OF THE ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA, MADE PUBLIC TODAY.

EXPRESSING HOPE FOR “A HAPPY SOLUTION OF ALL THE PROBLEMS WHICH PRESS UPON YOU FOR CONSIDERATION,” THE PRESIDENT WROTE TO DR. WISE UNDER DATE OF JUNE 29, CONGRATULATING HIM ON HIS RE-ELECTION AS PRESIDENT.

MR. ROOSEVELT’S LETTER FOLLOWS, IN PART:

“IT MUST BE A SOURCE OF DEEP PERSONAL SATISFACTION TO YOURSELF AS WELL AS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT THAT TODAY AGAIN YOU HEAD THIS CAUSE OF RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHICH YOU FOUNDED FORTY YEARS AGO.

“THE PAST FORTY YEARS IN PALESTINE HAVE DEMONSTRATED TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE THAT IDEALS SUPPORTED BY PRACTICAL ACTIVITY ARE CAPABLE OF REALIZATION. REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE BEEN RECORDED IN THE ANCIENT HOMELAND WHERE ONCE AGAIN JEWS ARE TRYING TO RE-ESTABLISH A CULTURE WHICH HAS SUSTAINED AND NOURISHED MANKIND THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES.

“I SEND YOU WITH MY HEARTY GREETINGS SINCERE WISHES THAT OUT OF THE RICH HERITAGE OF JEWISH CULTURE YOU WILL FIND NEW INSPIRATION AND NEW LIGHT TO GUIDE YOU TO A HAPPY SOLUTION OF ALL THE PROBLEMS WHICH PRESS UPON YOU FOR CONSIDERATION.”

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