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New England Zionists Back Demand for Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine

Jews will never surrender their “historic claim to Palestine,” Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, co-Chairman of the Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs, told 600 delegates assembled at the annual conference of the New England region of the Zionist Organization of America last night. He warned that Jews must not rely solely on appeals for philanthropic aid for refugees to solve the problem of Jewish homelessness.

The meeting adopted a resolution supporting the American Jewish Conference’s demand for a Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine and urged implementation of the rescue and rehabilitation program for the Jews of Europe. Governor Levertt Saltonstall of Massachusetts sent a message urging a self-governing Jewish homeland in Palestine as a guarantee of the four freedoms for homeless Jews.