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American Jewish Conference Urges Early Congressional Action on Palestine Resolution

Emphasizing that it speaks for 64 national Jewish organizations and for every major Jewish community in the United States, the Interim Committee of the American Jewish Conference today adopted a resolution expressing the hope that military authorities “will soon find it possible, consistent with the realities of the situation, to withdraw their objections so that Congress may proceed to express itself” on the Palestine resolution which calls for the opening of Palestine’s doors for the free entry of Jews and for the ultimate establishment of a Jewish Commonwealth there.

“Palestine means life for thousands of refugees who are on Hitler’s death list and its reconstitution as a Jewish Commonwealth will be assurance that the Jewish people, dispossessed and uprooted by the war, will be enabled to take its rightful place in the progressive world order to be established in the peace to come.” the resolution of the Interim Committee said.

The Interim Committee “warmly welcomed” President Roosevelt’s recent statement that the United States has never approved the White Paper and expressed the hope that it may be the forerunner of early action by Great Britain looking to the abrogation of the White Paper and the “establishment of an affirmative policy to implement fully the intent and purpose of the Balfour Declaration.”

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