Briscoe, Irish Jewish Deputy, Seeks Talk with Roosevelt on Refugee Plan

Robert Briscoe, only Jewish member of the Dail Eireann and a leader of the New Zionist Organization, left today for Washington where he said he hopes to see President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Hull to ask support for his plan to transfer 1,000,000 Jews to Palestine in two years.

Mr. Briscoe, who arrived on the Brittanic last Saturday said he would ask President Roosevelt to use his influence with the British Government to the end that Britain, “one recognize that the mandate covers all of Palestine, including Trans-Jordan, and two, open Palestine’s gates for the transfer of a million people in two years.”

In an interview at the Hotel Biltmore before leaving for Washington, Mr. Briscoe said that while the transfer of 1,000,000 Jews could be accomplished in two years “their settlement is another question.” The million, he said, would include “the 600,000 in the Nazi inferno” and the remainder from Poland, Hungary, Rumania and other parts of Eastern Europe.

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