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Hadassah Convention Asks for Revision of U.S. Quota Laws to Admit More Refugees

A resolution asking for reconsideration of the existing immigration laws in the United States in order to enable more displaced persons to enter this country, was unanimously adopted today at the Hadassah convention here. The resolution also asked that the provisions of the quota laws concerning the countries of origin of prospective immigrants be changed so as to facilitate the entry of displaced and persecuted persons.

The convention also adopted a resolution favoring the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine and rejecting terrorism there. It also recommended coordination of Zionist activities in the United States and asked President Truman to effect the immediate entry of displaced European Jews to Palestine and to press fulfillment of the American policy on Palestine.

Taking note of the negotiations between the Jewish Agency executive and the British Government, the convention asked the forthcoming World Zionist Congress “to determine a course which shall secure the immediate establishment in Palestine of an independent Jewish state where all inhabitants should enjoy equality of rights before the law.”

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