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U.S. Official Denies Dp’s Are No Longer Anxious to Emigrate to Palestine

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A report published in New York alleging that the Majority of the displaced Jews in Germany have lost interest in Palestine because of the “uncertain future” there, and that about 80 percent of them prefer to emigrate to the United States, was denied here today. In a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Dr. William Haber, advisor on Jewish affairs at the J.S. military headquarters, declared that be is convinced that even under the existing unsettled conditions, the vast majority of displaced Jews in Germany and Austria would emigrate to Palestine when legal immigration is authorized.

“They are tired of endless waiting in DP camps and would gladly sacrifice temporary security in these camps for the hazards of life in Palestine,” Dr. Haber stated.

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