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Jewish Agency Issues Call for Volunteers to Enlist in the Jewish Brigade

The Jewish Agency and the Palestine Jewish National Council today issued a joint proclamation in Jerusalem calling upon Jews to enlist in the Jewish Brigade.

At the same time, it was reported here that a delegation of Jewish Maquis visited Alfred Duff Cooper, British Ambassador in Paris, and submitted to him a request that thousands of them be allowed to join the Jewish Brigade. The ambassador promised to transmit the request to the British Government. It is believed here that the French Government will not place any obstacles in the way of Jews who wish to volunteer for the Jewish Brigade.

The Zionist Review, official organ of the British Zionists, publishes an article today violently attacking the Anglo-Jewish Association for its decision to submit a separate memorandum to the British Government with regard to Palestine, ignoring the Board of Deputies of British Jews. The editorial quotes passages from the memorandum, which has been circulated confidentially among members of the Association. “It is our duty to warn the community against preparations for a new betrayal of Jewish hopes,” the article says, charging that the Anglo-Jewish Association “is preparing a repetition of the degrading and humiliating spectacle of 1917,” and is trying to frustrate the demand for the establishment of Palestine as a Jewish Commonwealth.

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