Jerusalem (Jul. 21)
A manifesto appealing to Jews in Palestine and throughout the world to support the establishment of a “provisional Jewish government” with its headquarters in the United States, was issued here today by a group of Jewish leaders including Rabbi Jacob Toledano, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv; Dr. David Prato, former Chief Rabbi of Rome, and Prof. Joseph Klausner of the Hebrew University.
Announcing that a Palestine-wide conference would be held on July 25 to discuss the formation of a “provisional government,” the signers of the manifesto declared that such a government would have as its aims: Securing recognition of the Jewish people as an ally of the United Nations; Establishing internal peace; Securing the participation of the Jewish people as such in the peace conference; Saving the Jews remaining in Axis countries; and, finally, establishment of a Jewish nation in Palestine. They appealed to the Jewish Agency, the Jewish National Council and all parties to assist in the formation of the “provisional government.”