NEW YORK (Dec. 16)
As a result of America’s entry into the war the problems confronting the agencies of the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees, Overseas Needs and Palestine are far greater than at any other time since the establishment of the combined nationwide campaign in behalf of the Joint Distribution Committee, the United Palestine Appeal and the National Refugee Service, it was announced today by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, National Chairmen.
The Axis declaration of war against the United States has greatly increased the needs on the three fronts of Jewish rescue and rehabilitation in Europe, Palestine and the United States, they said. Pointing to the fact that in many spheres of rescue activity the programs of the three constituent agencies must be enlarged as a result of the spread of the war to the Western Hemisphere, the National Chairmen urged American Jewry to increase its support of the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees, Overseas Needs and Palestine, as a means of strengthening the forces resisting Hitlerism throughout the world. They cited President Roosevelt’s recent speech in which he stressed the fact that resistance to the Nazi regime anywhere represents direct aid to the United States.