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New England JNF Conference Promises Full Support to Palestine Jewish Community

“Whenever the Yishuv determines the necessity of embarking on policies of resistance, the Palestine Jewish community shall receive the wholehearted support of the Zionist movement, of the Jewish people, and of freedom-loving peoples everywhere,” 400 delegates declared in a resolution adopted here last night at a conference called by the New England and Greater Boston Jewish National Fund.

The resolution hailed the establishment of Jewish settlements on JNF land in the Negev despite the “illegal restrictions of the British administration.” It said that “Jews may enter Palestine as of right, without limit as to numbers; and as of right may purchase the soil of Israel.” The conference also assailed as “inexcusable” the British Government’s policy of restricting land purchases in Palestine under the White Paper of 1939. Dr. Arthur I. Shain, president of the New England JNF, was re-elected unanimously.