CHICAGO (Nov. 25)
A resolution appealing to the British Government to reconsider the deportation of 1,771 refugees from Palestine was adopted yesterday at the closing session of a national emergency conference of the Mizrachi Organization. Copies of the resolution were sent to President Roosevelt and the State Department. “Struggling for world freedom and democracy, England must hear the agonized outcry of Jews victimized the world over,” the resolution said.
Other resolutions called for unification of American Jews, intensified aid for the “Jewish homeland in Palestine and the calling of a national conference of rabbis and teachers on education.
Jacob Greenberg, a leader of the Poal Hamizrachi in Palestine, declared in an address that “Jewish religion is fast becoming the greatest influence in Palestine, respected even by the radicals. The convention heard cables from Menachem M. Ussishkin, president of the Jewish National Fund, urging greater aid for land-buying and from Rabbi Jacob Rosenberg, chairman of the Ezrath Torah fund. The convention closed with a banquet.