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Board of Deputies Presses for Entry of Refugee Children to Palestine

The Board of deputies of British Jews decided today to seek an interview with Colonial secretary Malcolm MacDonald to urge reconsideration of the Government’s ban on admission of 10,000 refugee children to Palestine, but deleted from its resolution the warning that “refusal may prejudice in advance” the negotiations on Palestine. The board is greatly distressed by the government’s refusal, in view of “the unprecedented human tragedy” of the German Jews, the resolution said, expressing the hope that the British government would not allow political considerations to prejudice the opportunity of saving the lives of unfortunate children.

Sir Robert Waley Cohen urged the board to express its abhorrence of Britain’s refusal to grant the immigration request. Samson Wright declared the success of the conferences was already prejudiced if Mr. MacDonald persisted in his refusal.

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