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500 Community Leaders Attend National Emergency Conference on Palestine in Washington

A national emergency Zionist conference was held here today, with more than 500 leaders of Jewish communities from 40 states and hundreds of cities gathered to denounce Britain’s policy toward Palestine, and to call for U.S. insistence that Britain fulfil her obligations.

Delegations of representatives attending the meeting visited their Senators and Congressmen during the day. A mass-meeting of several thousand people concluded the conference. Among those scheduled to speak (but who had not yet spoken when the Bulletin went to press,) were Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Dr. Israel Goldstein, David Wertheim, Dr. Joshua Liebman of Boston and Rabbi Leon Feuer of Toledo.

President Truman’s press secretary Charles Ross said today that the White House will not make any further comments on the Palestine situation at the present time. He made this statement in reply to a question about a report from London that the President has sent another letter to Prime Minister Attlee concerning the admission of Jews to Palestine.

Senator Edwin C. Johnson, of Colorado, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that a news agency report quoting him as advocating the sending of U.S. troops to Palestine was untrue.