Palestine Meetings Ask Bombing of German Cities in Reprisal for Massacred Jews

Mass-meetings throughout Palestine last night, called to protest the decimation of European Jewry by the Nazis, adopted resolutions demanding the establishment of special Jewish air units to bombard German cities in reprisal for the atrocities inflicted upon the Jews. The formation of Jewish military units to participate in an invasion of Europe was also urged at these gatherings. All synagogues were crowded with worshippers who recited special prayers and “El Mole Rachmin” for the martyred Jews.

Meanwhile, new demonstrations took place in Tel Aviv with throngs marching through the streets carrying block flags. Hundreds of soldiers of the Allied forces stationed in Palestine participated in the demonstrations as did 10,000 school children, who assembled before the offices of the municipality. Addressing the children, Mayor Rokach of Tel Aviv urged the formation of units of “ghetto-breakers” to help free the enslaved Jews.

A delegation of the orthodox Agudas Israel Organization visited the Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and asked him to suggest to the Pope that a special committee be established of representatives of the Holy See and of the Allied Governments to save the remnants of the Jews in Nazi-held Europe. The Delegate promised immediate action. The group also saw United States Consul-General Lowell C. Pinkerton.

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