Four States Condemn Anti-jewish Atrocities; Support a Jewish Palestine
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Four States Condemn Anti-jewish Atrocities; Support a Jewish Palestine

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The Legislatures of Connecticut, California, Illinois and Pennsylvania have joined those of eight other states which have within recent weeks gone on record in condemnation of the Nazi policy of Jewish extermination and in demanding immediate enlarged Jewish immigration into Palestine, as well as the establishment by the United Nations of a Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine in the post-war era, the American Committee for Zionist Affairs announced today. In each State, the resolution was adopted unanimously.

The resolution adopted in Illinois demanded that “all barriers to Jewish immigration into Palestine be now removed so that those Jews who can find escape from Axis-dominated Europe have permanent haven therein in accordance with the spirit and intent of the Balfour Declaration.” The Pennsylvania lawmakers declared themselves in favor of the “full development of the Jewish National Home in the democratic world order in accordance with the principles for which the United Nations are now fighting.”

The Connecticut Senate and House of Representatives went on record as being in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish Commonwealth “as an integral part of the new democratic world order,” while the California Legislature, in a concurrent resolution demanded that the Jewish homeland in Palestine be developed by the United Nations “not only as an act of justice to the Jewish people but as an integral part of a new democratic world order in which every people shall have the right to self-government and self-determination.”

The Legislatures in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New York, South Carolina and Texas had previously adopted resolutions in similar vein.

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