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Five-point Program on Palestine Submitted to Allied Conference at Dumbarton Oaks

A memorandum containing a five-point program for the solution of the Palestine problem was submitted today by the New Zionist Organization of America to the British-American-Russian conference now taking place at Dumbarton Oaks to map out plans for post-war world security. The memorandum urges.

1. Palestine, in its historical and natural borders, must be treated internationally as the Jewish Homeland. Its territorial integrity, fundamentally embodied in the Mandate, must be respected.

2. Jews who have been forcibly evicted from their former lands shall not be compelled to return to them, but shall be granted their wish to be transferred en mass, in the shortest possible period, to Palestine.

3. This mass transfer must be assisted financially by an International Loan granted to the Jewish people, and the Axis powers must be made to pay reparations for all damage done to life and property of individual Jews as well as of Jewish communities. These reparations shall be used solely for the resettlement of the Jewish people in Palestine and for the upbuilding of the Jewish State.

4. The Jewish people, whose national characteristics and striving were recognized by the Allied powers in the last war and by the League of Nations through the Balfour Declaration, the Palestine Mandate and National Minority Rights granted to Jews in East Central Europe, must be acknowledged now as a full-fledged nation an ally of the United Nations – with a right to participate in the peace conferences and in settling world problems in which it has an equal stake.

5. The British Mandate over Palestine be abolished and, as the Jewish people have shown themselves fully capable of colonizing Palestine and governing it in an orderly and just manner, the country shall be placed under international guardianship with the Jewish people entrusted with the task of its administration.

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