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Bi-partisan Resolutions on Palestine Introduced in Both Houses of Congress

Two Senators and two Congressmen introduced bi-partisan resolutions today in the Senate and House calling for free immigration of Jews into Palestine, and for an international commission to “effectuate the immediate transfer of the Hebrew people of Europe to Palestine.”

The Senators are Francis J. Meyers, Democrat of Pennsylvania, and Charles W. Tobey, Republican of New Hampshire. The Congressmen are Andrew L. Somers, Democrat of New York, and Bertrand W. Gearhart, Republican of California.

It is expected that the resolutions will be referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate and the Foreign Relations Committee of the House for consideration. The text of the resolutions, which are identical, reads as follows:

“The United States shall use its good offices and take immediate appropriate measures to the end that Palestine shall be re-opened at the earliest possible moment for free entry of Hebrews into that area, and that there shall be full opportunity for colonization and settlement on the land by the Jewish people, and that Palestine ultimately be established as a free and independent democratic state with full citizenship rights for its inhabitants without discrimination based on racial or religious factors.

“Pending the setting up of governmental machinery to effectuate the establishment of Palestine as an independent democracy and to aid the people of Palestine in so doing, our executive department is urged to take the initiatory steps in conjuction with other interested United Nations to set up a supervisory international commission to effectuate the immediate transfer of the Hebrew people of Europe to Palestine and to insure peaceful and orderly processes in securing these ends.”