NEW YORK (Mar. 2)
The Palestine administration was charged with responsibility for the death of the 750 Rumanian-Jewish refugees who perished when the Strume exploded in the Black Sea last week, in a resolution adopted last night at a memorial meeting arranged by Zionist labor groups here at the Capitol Hotel.
Speakers denounced the “cruel and inhuman conduct of the Palestine authorities” and demanded a more lenient policy affecting the immigration of refugees to Palestine. Copies of the resolution were sent to President Roosevelt, Secretary of State Hull and to British Ambassador Lord Halifax.
A cablegram to Viscount Cranborne, new British Colonial Minister, condemning Britain’s policy towards Palestine was sent yesterday by the 300 delegates assembled at the national activity conference of Junior Hadassah here.