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  • Britain Bars Foreign Legions of Any Kind but Aliens May Join Army

    The British Government does not contemplate establishment of a Jewish or any other legion in the British Army, War Secretary Leslie Hore-Belisha announced at a press conference today. The War Secretary said that any foreigner living in Britain could volunteer for service in the army. He added that they would be treated the same as… More ▸

  • Hundreds Enlist in Palestine

    Hundreds of Jews and Arabs were signing up today for service in various units of the British army as a recruiting campaign for 2,000 Palestinians entered the third day. Most of the recruits were enlisting unconditionally for the duration of the war. Questionnaires asking about the military aptitudes of prospective volunteers were distributed in Jerusalem… More ▸

  • Steps to Defend Coast Taken

    The Jerusalem correspondent of Great Britain and the East reported today that active steps have been taken for the defense of strategic points along the Palestine coast although it is not believed that the Holy Land, for the time being, will become directly involved in hostilities. Commenting on the general situation in Palestine, the correspondent… More ▸

  • Make Democracy Work for All, Mrs. Roosevelt Urges Parley of B’nai B’rith Women

    Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt today urged that Americans make sure their democracy “works for everyone,” addressing the first anniversary luncheon of the Women’s Auxiliary of Argo Lodge of B’nai B’rith today. The First Lady’s address followed that of Henry Monsky, B’nai B’rith president, who pledged his organization to “full devotion to the cause of peace in… More ▸

  • Legal Position of Refugees in Europe Subject of Memorandum to Roosevelt

    A long memorandum on the legal position of refugees and stateless persons who are refused residence rights in European countries has been submitted to President Roosevelt and delegates to next week’s White House conference on refugees by the Committee for the Defense of Rights of the Jews in Central and Eastern Europe in Paris, it… More ▸

  • Red Cross to Work with J.D.C. in Poland, Davis States; $1,000,000 Relief Fund Set

    The American Red Cross will cooperate with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in bringing aid to the suffering thousands in Poland, Chairman Norman H. Davis told newsmen here this morning. Mr. Davis intimated that the J.D.C. would find its work handicapped in Poland because of the German occupation and that the question of cooperation… More ▸

  • 98 Welfare Drives Net Big Gains in First Half of Year

    Ninety-eight Jewish federations and welfare funds which held their campaigns in the first half of 1939, raised 108.5 percent more this year than they did a year ago, it is stated in the current issue of Notes and News, published by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. The growing needs for refugee assistance… More ▸

  • Food, Clothing Urgently Needed

    The hopes of thousands of Polish Jewish refugees in Rumania and the Baltic countries were focused on American Jewry today as their sole salvation as they fought disease, starvation and inclement weather with the totally inadequate assistance afforded by local relief groups. Many of the refugees were only a month ago comparatively wealthy residents of… More ▸