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Izmaen Says Jewish State Must Develop Along U.S. Lines; Asks “partnership” with U.S. Jews

A powerful appeal to American Jewry to ##ve strength” to the projected Jewish State in Palestine was made here tonight by ## Chaim Weizmann, veteran leader of the world Zionist movement, addressing the ##ening session of the thirty-third annual convention of the Hadaasah, attended by are than 3,000 delegates from 900 chapters in 47 states.

“We are not worried concerning the financial aspects of the Jewish State,” ## Weitmann said, “although capital expenditures in the first year of its existence all be high. We expect a great partnership between American Jews and the new Jewish State. During the first years you must give our sinews strength and have confi?nce. We shall return good for good.”

Emphasizing that the partition plan, as suggested by UNSCOP, provides for Jewish State “built on sacrifices,” Dr, Weizmann said that the Jews are now “on the ##e of one of the greatest events in history.” The creation of the Jewish State, said, requires that the Jews pledge “to mold their political entity and be an ##aple of good will, tolerance, discipline and progress.

“We are now on trial before mankind,” he continued. “I hope that we will have up to the great expectations of the world, We must develop communications, ##alth, agriculture and education in our now state along American lines, with American expert knowledge. The American school system should become a model in the Jewish State. Palestine is always a-sounding board for mankind. Everything that hapned there, no matter how trivial, assumed enonmous proportions. Ours must be the ##al state to serve as an example for the whole world.”

CONVENTION WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVE RECORD 1948 BUDGET OF $4,670,000

Dr. Jorge Garcia-Granados, Guatemalan Ambassador to the U.S. and a member UISCOP, in a prepared address, contended that anti-Semitism in Europe “is the {SPAN}##danental reason why the Jewish case is stronger than the Arab case. It is not a esstion of nationalism, of fighting for a land or territory. It is a ouestion of ##ving thousands of human beings – men, women and children – hope and a reason for haveing. The Arabs may say that a piece of land is important to their national asrations. To the Jews it is not important; it is vital. The Jews’ legal case is ##rcag; their human case is unanswerable.”{/SPAN}Pointing out that “American self-interest” has also been served by the {SPAN}##llions of American dollars, personnel and institutions transferred and rooted in lestine, Mrs. Moses P. Epatein, Hadassah president, said: “We of Hadassah have ##en proud to share in this creation of a democratic oasis amidst a desert of medieval ##b backwardnesses. We have built hospitals and welfare stations; fed tens of ##ousands of children, fostered school hygiene, sanitary engineering and other ser##ces all of them along American lines. We have done this because it was one way of porting the American way of life. We have worked with the conviction that such an ##tpost of democracy was a safeguard against all the social, economic and political ##rms which threatened our type of government. As Americans, we have a right to ask ##at this investment be protected, that our government do nothing which will jeopardize its continued existence and success.”{/SPAN}The highest budget Hadassah has ever sought, $4,670,000, will be pre{SPAN}##nted{/SPAN} to the convention for approval. Of this sum $1,750,000 would be allocated {SPAN}##{/SPAN} the work of the Hadassah Medical Organization, $1,650,000 to the Youth Aliyah, 650,000 to the Jewish National Fund, $500,000 to child welfare and vocational educaton work and $120,000 to Zionist youth work in the United States.

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