Zionists Hail World Trade Union Conference Support of Jewish National Home
Menu JTA Search

Zionists Hail World Trade Union Conference Support of Jewish National Home

Download PDF for this date

Zionist circles here expressed gratification today at the adoption by the World Trade Union Conference of a report stating that “the Jewish People must be enabled to continue the rebuilding of Palestine as their national home.”

Hanna Asfour, Arab delegate from Palestine, objected to the report, declaring that “we must not at this stage kindly a fire that is not out but dormant.” After delegates of the congress of Industrial Organizations, the Canadian Congress of Labor and the Mexican Labor Federation had expressed approval of the report and stated that their organizations were supporting the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine, an amendment, offered by A. Carrillo of Mexico, was adopted providing for safeguarding of the “legitimate interests of other national groups and giving equal rights” to all inhabitants of Palestine.

The labor conference also urged international action to remedy the wrongs inflicted upon the Jewish people in the period since the Nazis came to power in Europe.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund