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Palestine Mizrachi Convention Reaffirms Belief in Jewish State; Urges Mufti’s Surrender

A nation-wide convention of the Mizrachi organization of Palestine today adopted a resolution reaffirming its belief “in the Divine Promise that Palestine would be a Jewish state” and deploring the bloodshed in Palestine, which, it pointed out, resulted from the delay in implementing the Anglo-American inquiry committee’s recommendation that 100,000 Jews be admitted immediately. Two hundred and fifty delegates attended the conference.

The convention called on the United Nations and Britain to demand the surrender of the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem and urged that he be tried as a war criminal. Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog stressed the importance of effecting the return to the Jewish community of Jewish children in Europe who were hidden in non-Jewish homes and institutions during the war and still remain there.