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Summer Welles Says U.S. Intervention Could Secure Establishment of Jewish National Home

“The influence of the United States can still bring about a settlement which will result in the prompt establishment of that Jewish National Home promised to the Jewish people 29 years ago and repeatedly and officially favored by Presidents of the United States and by joint resolutions of Congress,” former Under-Secretary of State Summer Welles said today in a message to 500 delegates attending a conference of the United Organizations for the Palestine Pioneers.

The meeting condemned the threatened British military action against the Jews of Palestine and pledged full support to the Jewish Agency in its “political struggle for a free Jewish Commonwealth.” Speakers included Dan Pines, editor of the Palestine Hebrew daily Davar, and Joseph Baratz, former Chief Welfare Officer of the Jewish Brigade and a Palestinian labor leader. Messages were received from Gov. Dewey and Sen. Wagner.

The conference, which spoke for organizations with 250,000 members in New York City, endorsed the Palestine Histadruth campaign for $5,000,000 to be raised in 1947.