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All-out Effort to Crush Terrorism in Palestine Backed by National Labor Committee

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Support of all efforts to eradicate terrorism in Palestine was voiced today in a proclamation by the 21st annual conversation of the National Labor Committee for Palestine, which is the fund-raising organization in America of the Histadruth, the Palestine Federation of Labor. The proclamation protested at the same time, against attempts to hold the entire Jewish people responsible for the terror.

The proclamation also called for the establishment of a Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine, the opening of Palestine to unlimited immigration of refugees, greeted Dr. Chaim Weizmann on the occasion of his 70th birthday, and paid tribute to the achievements of the Histadruth. Joseph Schlossberg was elected national chairman and Isaac Hamlin, national secretary of the organization.

Ira Hirschmann, who returned three weeks ago from a mission to the Balkans as representative of the President’s War Refugee Board, addressing the convention yesterday, advocated “aggressive, ruthless” elimination of the terrorists in Palestine. Unless the Jewish people rid themselves of what he described as “the lunations fringe,” they will suffer for all acts committed by the few hundred persons in that group, he said. Other speakers included Dr. Abba Hillel Silver and Dr. Bernard Joseph, legal adviser of the Jewish Agency.

At a mass meeting last night, at Carnegie Hall messages of greeting were read from Senator Robert F. Wagner, William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor; Philip Murray, president of the CIO; the British Labor Party; and the International Federation of Trade Unions in England.

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