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My Heart is in Palestine Declares Nathan Straus Upon His Return

April 8, 1924
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“When I left America I said that my heart was in Palestine, and now, after having seen what has been done by our people, I repeat that my heart is there and ever shall be,” declared Nathan Straus, banker and philanthropist, upon his return here today on the Adriatic.

“I return full of hope for the future of Jerusalem, full of hope that the Biblical prophecy will be fulfilled and that out of it Zionism shall go forth with the law and word of the Lord, that the three great religions originating in the Holy Land will unite all peoples and make it the spiritual center of the world for securing universal peace.

Mr. Strans, who was accompanied by his wife, announced he had made provisions, in case of emergency, for the feeding in Jerusalem of 17,000 persons daily.

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