Jewish Labor Voices Disappointment at Truman Retreat on Palestine Immigration

Resolutions expressing disappointment at President Truman’s failure to insist on the immediate admission of 100,000 European Jews to Palestine and affirming its solidarity with the Jews in Palestine “in their determination to resist all efforts to reduce them to a permanent minority,” were adopted today at the closing session of the 22nd annual convention of the National Labor Committee for Palestine attended by more than 3,000 delegates.

Other resolutions voiced disbelief that Foreign Minister Bevin’s statement on Palestine expressed the views of the British people and insisted that the planks in the Democratic and Republican platforms on Palestine be carried out. A quota of $3,000,000 for Histadruth activities in 1946, double the amount spent last year, was adopted. The incumbent national chairman, Joseph Schlossberg and national secretary Isaac Hamlin, were reclected.

In a message read to the convention, William Green, president of the A.F. of L. declared: “I call once more upon Great Britain to agree to the immediate admission into Palestine of 100,000 displaced Jews from Europe.” Other messages from leaders in American life included greetings from various Senators and governors of many states, Mrs. Bleanor Roosevelt, and Henry A. Wallace.

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