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Wise Denounces Republican Plank for Attacking Roosevelt’s Policy on Palestine

The section of the Republican Party platform in which President Roosevelt is accused of only pretending to support the Balfour Declaration was attacked by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise last night addressing more than 1,000 guests at the dinner given in honor of Rep. Sol Bloom by the Palestine Grove Representation Committee.

Emphasizing that President Roosevelt was “unjustly accused” by the Republicans, Rabbi Wise asked Rep. Bloom to tell the audience how unfair the statement was. Mr. Bloom said he had discussed Palestine on many occasions with the President and that there was not the slightest doubt of the President’s desire to see the Balfour Declaration fulfilled. A grove has been named after Sol Bloom in the George Washington Forest in Palestine, it was announced at the dinner.