New York (May. 19)
The mobilization of the entire American Zionist movement for an all-out struggle against “the delaying tactics designed to keep the doors of Palestine shut to Jewish immigration, currently being pursued by the British Government and, it would seem, also by our own State Department – in direct opposition to the position taken by President Truman,” was announced today by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, chairman of the executive committee of the American Zionist Emergency Council.
In a statement issued here, Dr. Silver disclosed that a National Conference of Zionist leaders, representing more than 400 communities, will take place at the Statler Hotel, Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 23. A program of action will be formulated at the conference “to fight the present policy of evasion and equivocation” on the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry’s recommendation to admit 100,000 homeless Jews into Palestine immediately.