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Palestine Jews Congratulate Weizmann on Fight for Jewish Force

The executive committee of the Jewish National council today cabled to Dr. Chaim Weizmann and Moshe Shertok in London congratulating them on their efforts to obtain a separate Jewish fighting force, which were successfully culminated this week with announcement by the British War Office that a Jewish brigade group is to be established.

Isaac Ben-Zvi, president of the Council, declared in a statement issued to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that creation of the brigade “strengthens our confidence that even the post-war world will recognize our right to national independence within our own homeland.” Similar sentiments were voiced in editorials appearing in all the Hebrew dailies yesterday and today.

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