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ZOA President Hopes Russia Will Aid in Reestablishing National Home in Palestine

A message from Judge Louis E. Levinthal, president of the Zionist Organization of America, hailing the “unexampled heroism” of the Russian people in their battle against the Nazis and expressing the hope that Russia “with all the United Nations will extend a friendly hand to the Jewish people in its effort to reestablish the Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine,” was received here today by the Soviet embassy.

Addressed to Ambassador Maxim Litvinoff, the ZOA greeting stated: “The Zionist Organization of America respectfully requests that you transmit to your government and to the Russian peoples our high regard on this first anniversary of their epic resistance to the Fascist invader. Your people are today making a major contribution in blood and substance to the attainment of ultimate victory. Their unexampled heroism and their fiercely passionate determination to defeat the enemy of mankind will be recorded in history as the noblest manifestations of a free people’s will to remain free. All Americans rejoice that the bonds of mutual understanding and reciprocal aid between our country and yours are daily being strengthened.

“Our hearts have been stirred by the proffer of aid extended by the Jewish community of Palestine to Russia. We look with faith to the triumph which will bring a better world for men everywhere. We pray that your great country with all the United Nations will extend a friendly hand also to the Jewish people in its effort to reestablish the Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine as a home for its disinherited and for the unhampered flowering of its culture and traditions.”

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