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Jewish Delegation Will Discuss Strume Case with State Department

A Zionist delegation will shortly leave for Washington to discuss the Strume case and Britain’s policy in Palestine in general with high officials of the State Department, it was learned today.

United States intervention with the British government looking toward changes in the policies and personnel of the British administration in Palestine, was urged yesterday in a resolution adopted at the session of the national administrative council of the Zionist Organization here, attended by 150 delegates from all sections of the country. Declaring that while the primary responsibility for the Strume tragedy lies at the doors of the Nazis, the resolution stated that “the Palestine administration which callously rejected the despairing pleas for admission cannot escape moral responsibility for the tragic sequel.”

The meeting, which was opened with impressive memorial rites for the Strume dead, also adopted resolutions calling for the return to Palestine of the Jewish refugees interned on the island of Mauritius, the release of the passengers from the steamer Darien who have been interned in Palestine for more than a year and the creation of a Jewish fighting force in Palestine.

Among the Zionist leaders who addressed the council were Judge Louis E. Levinthal, the ZOA president; Emanuel Neumann, director of the Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs; Dr. James G. Heller, president of the council, and many others.

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