LONDON (Mar. 7)
Jews throughout England today joined the nation in mourning the death of Lord Morrison of Lambeth-better known as Herbert Morrison until he was knighted in 1955-who passed away yesterday at the age of 77. He was a lifelong and ardent friend of Zionism who had held many high offices in Britain, ranging from Home Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary.
A leading member of the Labor Party, he fought tenaciously against the British White Paper promulgated in 1939 in an effort to half Jewish immigration into Palestine, and often acted as one of the foremost British spokesmen on behalf of Zionism. He visited Palestine several times and fought inside the postwar Labor Government for a more liberal policy regarding the Jewish settlement in Palestine. When he went to the House of Lords in 1955, he continued openly to show his friendship to Israel.