Jewish Agency Submits Five Requests to British Government, Wants Immediate Action

A five-point memorandum covering Jewish demands with regard to Palestine has been submitted by the Jewish Agency to the British Government it is reported in the press here today. The memorandum was submitted last week directly to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns.

Described by those who read it as ” one of the greatest documents in Zionist History, ” the memorandum deals with the post-war situation of the Jewish people and presents the following requests for immediate consideration

1. Palestine be proolaimed a Jewish State.

2. The Jewish Agency be authorized to bring to Palestine as many Jews as possible in order to speed development of the country’s resources.

3. The transfer of Jews from Europe to Palestine be assisted by an international loan.

4. Germany should pay reparations in kind to the Jewish people, which should be used for the development of Palestine, The first installment of these reparations should be secured through requisitioning of German property in Palestine.

5. All internatinal facilities should be provided for the exit and the transit from Europe of all Jews who may desire to settle in Palestine.

The Manchester Guardian, supporting these demands, says that the Jewish Agency is apparently not prepared to accept the principle that the final decisions regarding Palestine should await the peace conference. The paper points out that the Jews waited until the end of the war against Germany for definite astion on the part of the British Government with regard to their rights in Palestine. It emphasizes that should Britain not act immediately on the memorandum of the Jewish Agency, it may result in ” complete deterioration ” of the situation in Palestine, the prolongation of the Jewish tragedy in Europe, and perhaps, bring a crisis within the leadership of the Jewish Agency itself.

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