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Palestine Resolution Will Be Taken Up in House on Friday; Committee Issues Report

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The Palestine resolution is scheduled to be considered on the floor of the House next Friday, it was stated here today. Reps. Wright and Compton, co-sponsors, plan to appear before the Rules Committee on Monday to get a ruling.

Meanwhile the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today released its report on the resolution, which summarizes the history of the measure. After discussing the postponement of consideration because of the suggestion of the Secretary of War and the later reversal in a letter to Senator Taft in which Stimson indicated that political considerations “now outweigh the military” the Foreign Affairs Committee continues:

“Although the military situation has greatly improved since the introduction of the Palestine resolutions last January 1944, the need for a Jewish homeland to rehabilitate and to restore to freedom and dignity those who have escaped Nazi tyranny and brutality has become even greater. These resolutions were widely regarded as a logical reaffirmation of the historic policy of the Congress, which, on June 30, 1922, unanimously resolved that the “United States of America favors the establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish people.”

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