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Washington Conference of American Zionist Leaders Reiterates Demand for Jewish State

While urging the U.S. Government to take immediate action on the recommendation of the Anglo-American inquiry committee that 100,000 displaced Jews from Europe be admitted to Palestine, the extraordinary conference of 400 Zionist leaders convened here by the American Zionist Emergency Council stressed that American Zionists will not retreat from their demand that Palestine be made a Jewish State.

“We cannot and will not accept those long-range recommendations of the Anglo-American report which deny Jewish historical rights to Palestine,” said a resolution adopted by the conference last night.

The resolution pointed out that the Jews of American will not rest until President Truman’s request for the admission of the 100,000 Jews has been fulfilled. “We shall continue to expose all attempts to evade action on this matter of elemental humanity,” it said. It concluded by emphasizing the Zionist “determination to continue the struggle for the realization of our Zionist objectives until the Jewish State of Palestine takes its place among the democratic and progressive people of the world.”