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Rabbinical Assembly Asks for Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine when Jews Form Majority

The establishment of an international authority, functioning through a Federal Union to which each constituent nation shall delegate an adequate portion of its sovereignty, for the exercise of whatever legislative, judicial and executive powers may be necessary to regulate international relations in the common interests of humanity in the post-war world, was endorsed at the final session of the Rabbinical Assembly convention.

While the abuses of nationalism were decried, the right of the Jewish people to Palestine as its national home was reaffirmed, to include migration to Palestine and the establishment there of a Jewish commonwealth at such time as Palestine shall, by virtue of a population in which the Jews shall constitute a majority, become a de facto as well as a de jure Jewish National Home. This Jewish commonwealth should then become a member nation of the Federal Union. For the Arab population, the right of either living in one of their own national states, or of enjoying full personal and group rights wherever else, including Palestine, they may choose to reside, was upheld in the resolution concerning world peace and the Jewish future.

The creation of a Jewish fighting force to defend Palestine and the Near East, under the command of the United Nations, was also supported in the resolution.

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