U.S. Mizrachi Convention Says Only Zionist Congress Can Decide on Future of Palestine

The annual convention of the Mizrachi Organization of America concluded here last night with the re-election of A.L. Gelman as president, and with the adoption of a budget of $1,750,000 for the coming year of which a million dollars will be allotted to Mizrachi projects in Palestine.

The convention adopted a number of resolutions protesting the brutal activities of British troops in Palestine and criticizing the British Government for sabotaging the recommendation of the Anglo-American inquiry committee that 100,000 displaced Jews be admitted to Palestine. Other resolutions regretted the fact that members of the Jewish Agency executive participated in talks with the British Government while Agency leaders were under arrest; promised moral and financial aid to the Haganah in Palestine; reiterated the demand for the establishment of a Jewish state in the whole of Palestine, and appealed to President Truman to continue his support of Jewish demands in Palestine.

A resolution was also adopted declaring that “the World Zionist executive has no right to decide on its own responsibility the political future of Palestine without consulting the World Zionist Congress or the Large Zionist Actions Committee.”

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