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Roosevelt, Dewey Pledges on Palestine Lauded As Victory for American Jews

President Roosevelt’s and Gov. Dewey’s recent statements on Palestine are a great victory for the Zionist movement and American Jewry, the Zionist Review, official organ of the British Zionist Federation, says today, at the same time that it stresses that "they are not sufficient guarantees that a Jewish State will be established."

Great political struggles still lie ahead, a Review editorial states, and British Zionists, English Jewry as a whole, and non-Jewish Zionist supporters here must intensify their efforts to secure a similarly favorable statement on Palestine by British statesmen.

The current issue of the Zionist magazine also carries an attack on Sir Clifford Heathcote-Smith, a Briton who is the representative of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee in Italy, for his recent suggestion that Madagascar, rather than Palestine, would be an ideal place for a Jewish settlement. Recalling that Madagascar was planned as a reservation for Jews by Hitler, the Review demands that the committee explain whether Heathcote-Smith’s statements represent its policy.

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