New York (Mar. 28)
The Government of the United States and the leaders of the United Nations were called upon today to clarify their position in regard to the complete restoration of the rights of the Jewish minority populations in European lands and towards the task of upbuilding a “self-governing Jewish Palestine.” This demand was voiced by Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, at a dinner in his honor tendered by the Order Sons of Zion on the occasion of his tenth year as president of the Jewish National Fund.
Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, and Senator Alben Barkley, majority leader of the Senate, also urged the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine after the war. Other speakers included Rabbi Meyer Berlin, president of the World Mizrachi Organization and a member of the praesidium of the Jewish National Fund in Jerusalem and Judge Louis E. Levinthal, president of the Zionist Organization of America.
Governor Thomas E. Dewey sent a message praising Palestine’s contribution to the Allied war effort and hailing the leadership of Dr. Goldstein during the last ten years “in a program which has resulted in the resettling of thousands of homeless Jews.”