New York (Aug. 21)
A delegation composed of members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives will shortly leave for England where it will lay before the British Government a program for “a permanent and effective solution” of the Palestine problem, it was revealed here today by former Senator Guy M. Gillette, president of the American League for a Free Palestine, who will head the delegation.
Mr. Gillette told a press conference that the new Labor Government must immediately annul the “discriminatory laws” against Jews in Palestine. The delegation, which will represent the League, will demand that all Jews should be immdiately released from camps, and those desiring to emigrate to Palestine should be enabled to do so, he said.
“Palestine constitutes an international problem,” Mr. Gillette said. “The United States is one of the Allied and associated powers to whom Palestine was ceded after the last war. These powers turned this territory over to the League of Nations which, in turn, issued a mandate to Great Britain over this territory. But the United States has never abandoned its rights in Palestine nor its responsibility for the creation of an independent state there. Now we are faced with the dissolution of the league of Nations. Under international law, Palestine will cease to be a mandate of the British and will revert back to the Allied and associated powers. It will thus become a concern of the United States until the trusteeship machinery of the United Nations is established.”