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State Department Believes That Britain Should Admit 100,000 Jews to Palestine

The State Department believes that the British Government should grant 100,000 Palestine immigration certificates for displaced Jews immediately, as requested by President Truman and as recommended by the Anglo-American inquiry committee.

This was revealed by George L. Warren, adviser to the State Department on displaced persons, in an address prepared for delivery over a nation-wide broadcast tonight. He also outlined proposed legislation to pool unused U.S. immigration quotas for one year and to allocate some of them to displaced persons now ineligible because of over-subscribed quotas.

Emphasizing that feelings of “tension and depression” now prevail among the displaced Jews because the requested 100,000 Palestine visas have still not been issued, Warren said that it is the “fixed policy” of the United States that these Jewish refugees be admitted to Palestine.

Dr. Moshe Sneh, executive member of the Jewish Agency, yesterday conferred with Loy Henderson, chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs of the State Department. Dr. Sneh is leaving by plane for London from where he will proceed to Palestine for a ten-day stay prior to going to the World Zionist Congress in Basle.

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