Zionist Emergency Council Issues Statement on Republican Plank on Palestine

The American Zionist Emergency Council today issued a statement announcing that at its meeting yesterday it hailed with satisfaction the section in the plank on Palestine which was included in the Republican Party platform at its recent convention in Chicago, in which the Republican Party calls for the opening of Palestine to unrestricted Jewish immigration and land ownership, so that, in accordance with the full intent and purpose of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the resolution unanimously adopted by the Congress of the United States in 1922, Palestine night be constituted as a free and democratic Commonwealth.

“It recorded its gratification that the just and historic claims of the Jewish people to Palestine have been acknowledged by one of the major political parties of our country and that the traditional attitude of friendship on the part of the American people toward the Jewish National Home has thus been again reaffirmed,” the statement continued.

The American Zionist Emergency Council expressed the hope that a similar resolution would also be adopted by the forthcoming convention of the Democratic Party.

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