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Palestine Not Jewish State but National Home, Briand Says on Behalf of French Government

March 26, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A meeting of the France-Palestine Committee, which was held here yesterday, listened to a message from Aristide Briand, French Prime Minister, who expressed the French Government’s sympathy with Zionism.

Briand stated in his message that the French Government considers Palestine not a Jewish state but a national home, on condition that the rights of the Arabs are safeguarded.

Messages were also received from President Doumergue, honorary president of the committee, Paul Painleve, Herriot and Leon Blum.

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