A. F. L. President Promises Continued Fight for Jewish Homeland in Palestine

“The American Federation of Labor will not give up the fight until the British opposition to a Jewish Homeland is broken,” A.F.L. president William Green declared at a rally for the Histadruth campaign here. Green took time off from the A.F.L. convention now being held in Chicago to address the meeting.

“We of the Federation could not understand the Tory government’s attitude toward Palestine,” he said, but “we are puzzled by the attitude of the Labor government which is more brutal in its actions.” Green pointed out that Palestine was the only country willing and able to receive the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe, and asserted that all must see that these survivors get the opportunity to go there and build the country for themselves.

“The Federation will always work for this goal,” he promised. “It has cooperated with the Histadruth and supported the aims of a Jewish Homeland and will, whatever should happen, do so more zealously in the future because we consider this a just cause in which all the democracies should be interested and for which all liberals should work,” Green concluded.

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