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Col. Patterson, on 75th Birthday, Certain That Palestine Will Become “eretz Israel”

The conviction that after the war “Palestine will once again become Eretz Israel” was expressed here today by Col. John Henry Patterson, Commander of the Jewish Legion during the last World War, who celebrated his 75th birthday this week.

In a statement addressed to the Jews of Palestine, Col. Patterson said: “Fight on no matter what the odds; fight on indomitably until Victory is won: Then when your goal is reached and Palestine once again becomes Eretz Israel, as it surely will, let peace, mercy and justice be your watchwords, and so prove to all mankind your unquestionable right to an honored place among the free peoples of the World.” Messages congratulating him on his birthday have reached Col. Patterson from Jewish groups in Palestine, Argentina, England and from various cities in the United States.