New York (Jul. 8)
Hope that during their forthcoming conference in Berlin, the Big Three will take “decisive action” for the establishment of Palestine as a Jewish Commonwealth was expressed in a communication to President Truman sent today by Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the executive committee of the American Jewish Congress.
Recalling that the Congress owes its origin to the late Louis De. Brandeis, Rabbi Miller said that it speaks for the “overwhelming masses of American Jews” in favoring the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine. “The tragic occurences of recent years have made clearer the indispensability of such a national home as a primary solution of the present intolerable situation of the Jews in Europe,” he wrote. We beg you to do whatever can be done in association with the Prime Minister of Great Britain and the head of the Soviet Union to bring about decisive action for the only possible solution of the Jewish problem, which is in accord with the necessities of the Jewish situation and the dictates of justice.”