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Morrison Addresses Labor Party on Jewish National Home; Avoids Reference to Israel

Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison, addressing the annual convention of the British Labor Party here, today touched upon the Palestine question. He carefully avoided mentioning the establishment of the state of Israel and continued to use the term “Jewish National Home.” He was also careful not to commit the British Government on its attitude towards the Arab invasion.

Appealing to Jews and Arabs “in Palestine and in the Middle East” to try and come together, Morrison said that organized British labor had always been in favor of the establishment of “a Jewish National Home.” He went out of his way to praise the socialistic spirit of the Jewish agricultural settlements, declaring that while on a visit to Palestine he was impressed with the achievements of the Jews there.

“The Labor Party, including myself, has always been keen, sympathetic and enthusiastic in advocating the establishment of a Jewish Home in Palestine,” the deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Laborites, asserted. “That we have always said; that we still say. We hope that successful establishment of a Jewish Home in Palestine may come about when the present troubles are passed. We have worked for it, we have advocated it, and we have no reason to think otherwise than what ## formally thought about it,” he stated.

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