British Government Will Not Permit Creation of Jewish Homeland, Mizrachi President Says

“The present British Labor Government will never allow the creation of a Jewish Homeland, even in a small portion of Palestine,” Leon Gellman, national president of the Mizrachi Organization of America, declared at a press conference today.

Gellman, who has just returned from a three-month trip to Europe and Palestine, termed the partition plan which highlighted the Jewish Agency talks in Paris a “frightening political misfortune,” which can only be considered when the plight of the European Jews is examined separately from the Jewish strength and political growth in Palestine. He asserted that the majority of the leaders of the Jewish community in Palestine are seriously disturbed by Britain’s political dealings and fear that they are an excuse to keep Palestine a disunited mandate “wherein they may torture Jewish survivors, destroy Jewish settlements, and arrest innocent Jewish youth.”

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