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War Refugee Board Must Demand Free Immigration of Jews to Palestine, Congress Told

The new War Refugee Board established by President Roosevelt last week must demand free immigration of Jews into Palestine, Rep. Emanuel Celler of New York said today.

In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives he called on the Board to compel Britain to abide by the Balfour Declaration and said: “The offending White Paper of 1939 was not only rejected but also condemned by the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations as a violation of Britain’s mandate over Palestine. Scores of nations denounced Britain for her perfidy. Thus, a glorious opportunity is presented to the War Refugee Board to persuade the British Foreign Office to right the great wrong.”