NEW YORK (Jul. 11)
Louisiana is the nineteenth state to demand that the gates of Palestine be opened for the “unrestricted entry and settlement of Jewish refugees, and to their unrestricted rights as promised in the Balfour Declaration,” it was announced by the American Zionist Emergency Council, which is leading the drive to repeal the British White Paper of 1939 and to reconstitute Palestine as a free and democratic Jewish Commonwealth.
The Council announced that the House of Representatives of the Louisiana Legislature has unanimously adopted a resolution declaring that “in pursuance of the underlying intent and purpose of the Balfour Declaration, and of the solemn compact between the Governments of the United States and His Majesty’s Government, there be established such political, economic and administrative conditions as will insure the development of Palestine into a self-governing Commonwealth, which shall be an integral part of a new democratic world order in accordance with the principles for which we now fight.”
Similar resolutions have been passed by the states of Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.