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No Hope for the Immediate Formation of a Jewish Army, Labor Leaders Are Told

As far as the immediate future is concerned, there is no hope that the formation of a Jewish army will be permitted, it was stated here today at a luncheon in the Trade Union Club arranged by the Zionist Laborites. The statement was made by Dr. S. Levenberg, General Secretary of the British Poale Zionists, who presided.

The British Labor Party is the only exception in the general conspiracy of silence prevailing with regard to Jewish participation in the war, Dr. Levenberg said. He declared that the Jews demand international guarantees for Jewish national rights and adequate Jewish representation at the forthcoming peace conference.

Ben Tillet and James Walker, leaders of the British Labor Party, addressing the gathering pointed out that the Jews are a people who survived persecutions for centuries and who will also survive Hitlerism. “My message to the Jewish people is: Hold on. Keep faith,” Tillet said.