Convention Opens Today in Atlantic City; Weizmann to Speak on New Situation

Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency, who is now on a visit to this country, will make his first public statement on the new situation with regard to Palestine at the 48th annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America which will open here tomorrow. More than 1,000 delegates, representing 500,000 members, are expected.

The sentiments of American Zionists with regard to the Anglo-American inquiry committee on Palestine will be expressed in addresses by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver and Dr. Stephen S. Wise. The convention, which will last four days, will also be addressed by after prominent leaders of the Zionist movement.

Reps. John McCormack and Joseph Martin, majority and minority leaders of the (##)se, respectively, today sent messages, to be read at the opening session of the convention, strongly reaffirming their support of the establishment of a Jewish democratic state in Palestine. McCormack emphasized that the establishment of such a state would lead to anti-Semitism becoming impotent and to equal treatment for Jews everywhere. Martin expressed the conviction that the abrogation of the British White Paper will be brought about through the insistence “of enlightened public opinion.”

William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, in a message to the convention, said that the excuses offered by the British Labor Government with regard to the establishment of a Jewish national homeland in Palestine cannot be accepted. He appealed to the Labor Government “to redeem promises previously made and to abrogate the White Paper.” Philip Murray, president of the CIO, sent a message in which he referred to the resolution passed at the CIO convention last year denouncing the White Paper and supporting Jewish rights in Palestine.

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