British Zionists Oppose Partition, Reaffirm Support of Biltmore Declaration

Reaffirmation of its support of the Biltmore Declaration, which calls for the establishment of a Jewish Commonwealth, and opposition to any partitioning of Palestine were voiced here last night by the British Zionist Federation, meeting in annual conference.

The meeting expressed the hope that Palestine, when it becomes a Jewish State, will be included within the British Commonwealth of Nations. It adopted resolutions condemning the terrorism in Palestine, protesting the official tendency to hold the entire Palestine Jewish community responsible for the outbreaks and the attempts to deprive the Jews of arms. Other resolutions protested the deportation of terrorist suspects to Eritrea and urged the admission into Palestine of the Jewish refugees interned on Mauritius.

The delegates voted to associate the Federation with the post-war program of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and declared that the new democratic order in Europe must ensure political and economic equality, and religious freedom and cultural development for Jews in all countries. They also suggested that a British Zionist delegation be sent to Palestine this year.

In a final resolution, the conference urged American Zionists to compose the differences which have arisen as a result of the controversy between the factions led by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver and Dr. Stephen S. Wise.

A report of the United Palestine Appeal given at the conference disclosed that $3,200,000 of the UPA’s $4,000,000 goal has already been collected.

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