Roosevelt Voices Sympathy for Palestine Homeland in Talk with Zionist Leaders

President Roosevelt today reiterated his sympathy with the Jewish homeland in Palestine when he received Dr. Solomon Goldman, president, and Dr. Stephen S. Wise, vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America.

“The President expressed deep sympathy with the achievement of the Jews in Palestine and evinced a fine understanding of the Jewish national home,” the American Zionist Bureau stated.

Dr. Wise reported to the President on the Palestine conference in London. Dr. Goldman advised Mr. Roosevelt of the Palestine Jewish community’s determination to continue the building of the homeland and the American Jewish determination to stand fast by their brethren in the Holy Land. He expressed the hope that the Jewish supporters and Christian fiends throughout the world would continue to be helpful.

Dr. Goldman pointed out that there already was a de facto Jewish government in Palestine. He added that “the ultimate decision as to the future of the Jewish national home will be made not by the British Government but by the Palestinian Jews, their Jewish supporters and Christian friends.” The refugee problem was also discussed with the President.

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