Roosevelt Urged to Facilitate Jewish Immigration to Palestine
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Roosevelt Urged to Facilitate Jewish Immigration to Palestine

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In an appeal to the United Nations, directed to President Roosevelt, the National Council for Palestine of the United Palestine Appeal, which met today in an all -day session, urged the following measures to facilitate Jewish immigration into Palestine and to secure the creation of a Jewish Commonwealth there:

1.Abolish the White Paper, which limits Jewish immigration into Palestine.

2. Facilitate the immigration of tens of thousands of homeless Jewish refugees in North Africa, Russia and Iran who wish to enter Palestine and who could help to alleviate the manpower shortage there.

3. Organize a Jewish military force, under its own flag, to take its place alongside the other United Nations.

4.Implement the Balfour Declaration and set up Palestine a self-governing Jewish Commonwealth.

A banquet was tendered in honor of Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes at the conclusion of the conference. Dr. Chaim Weizmann was one of the principal speakers at the banquet, which also heard Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Nathan Straus, former United States Housing hoad, and other Jewish leaders. Mr. Straus proposed that the governments of the world establish ”a rehabilitation fund for dispossessed and homeless people, to enable them to rebuild their lives. ”This must be a responsibility of the Allied Governments, ” he said. ”It is too huge a task to be assumed by any group of private citizens.” Charles J. Rosenbloom, National Treasurer of the United Palestine Appeal, reported to the conference that in the fiscal year ended October 1, the national funds which receive their American support through UPA spent $8,969,038.

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