Convention of Zionist Organization Opposes Partition of Palestine; Condemns Terror

Condemnation of all schemes of partition and a demand that “the free Jewish Commonwealth of Palestine to be established shall embrace the whole of Palestine, undivided and undiminished,” joined with a plea to Congress for in early adoption of the Palestine Resolution now before it, were voiced in a resolution adopted by the Zionist convention at its closing session here today.

Another resolution hailed “with profound appreciation the historic message of President Roosevelt to this convention endorsing the Democratic plank on Palestine, and supporting the establishment of Palestine as a free and democratic Jewish Commonwealth.” A similar resolution hailed “the forthright declaration of endorsement by Governor Dewey of his party’s platform calling for fulfillment of Jewish aspirations in Palestine.”

Still another resolution condemned “the so called Hebrew Committee for National Liberation which has presumed to speak for the Jews in Palestine and the stateless Jews in Europe in the face of repudiation” by authorized Jewish bodies of Palestine and the United States.

Violence in Palestine was condemned in a resolution in which the terrorists were described as “a small band” not representative of the mass of Palestine Jews. The convention also hailed the establishment of a Jewish Brigade and urged its early enlargement.

Other resolutions expressed “deep satisfaction with the program of political action initiated and carried forward by the American Zionist Emergency Council during the past year under the distinguished direction of Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Dr. Abba Hillel Silver and their associates;” called for support of the American Jewish Conference; and greeted the veteran Zionist D. Harry Friedenwald of Baltimore on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.

A final resolution urged the establishment of a colony in Palestine to be named for the Zionist Organization of America.

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