Menu JTA Search

American Arabs Appeal to Roosevelt to Withdraw Support of Commonwealth

An appeal to President Roosevelt not to support any final solution of the Palestine problem which “does not accord full justice to the natives of the land” was sent from here yesterday following a conference of Americans of Arabia-speaking origin at the Hotel Commodore. Faris S. Malouf, chairman of the conference, said that it was attended by 150 persons representing 200,000 Arab-Americans, The telegram to the President said that “any approval of a Jewish state or commonwealth in Palestine against the will of the Arab population is irreconcilable with the principles of democracy.”