American League for Free Palestine Inaugurates “palestine Resistance Month”
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American League for Free Palestine Inaugurates “palestine Resistance Month”

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“Palestine Resistance Month” was started today by the American League for a Free Palestine for the purpose of enlisting full public support in the “Hebrew fight for freedom.” The campaign was announced last night by former Senator Guy M. Gillette, president of the League, and Peter H. Bergson, chairman of the Hebrew Committee of National Liberation.

“We must choose between a British policy and an American policy,” Senator Gillette declared. He called on the American Government, which he said is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to maintain displaced Jews in “concentration camps,” to provide “a few trucks and a few ships, so that they may go home.”

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