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National Committee for a Jewish Army Outlines Four-point Program for Action

Pierre van Paassen, noted journalist, was today elected chairman of the National Committee for a Jewish Army which at a conference here yesterday adopted a resolution urging the creation of an army of 200,000 Jews to be recruited in the United States, Palestine and other countries with a view of fighting alongside the Allied armies under a Jewish flag.

Announcing that he will hold conferences with members of Congress in order to facilitate the presentation of the Committee’s cause on the floor of both houses, Mr. van Paassen today outlined the following four-point program as the Committee’s immediate objectives: (1) The mobilization of public opinion; (2) The registration of volunteers for the projected army; (3) The establishment of training centers for officers and enlisted men “wherever feasible”; and (4) A national fund-raising campaign.