Free France Pledged to Policy of Free Jewish Immigration into Palestine
Menu JTA Search

Free France Pledged to Policy of Free Jewish Immigration into Palestine

Download PDF for this date

Speaking with high praise of the “loyal cooperation” that French-Jewish soldiers extended to the Free French forces in the Syrian campaign, Commandant J. P. Simon, civil representative of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, today declared that the Free French regime will support unlimited Jewish immigration into Palestine.

Addressing a large Jewish youth gathering in Leeds, Simon declared that France had always supported the policy of free immigration into Palestine and that Free France would continue to do so. “There is no Jewish question in Free France.” De Gaulle’s representative stated. “The spirit of the revolution which is still alive in the hearts of loyal Frenchmen will certainly guide Free France in bestowing liberty and equality upon all citizens without distinction as to race or color.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund