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South African Union Pledges Its Support to Jewish National Home

September 17, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The support of the South African government for the establishment of the Jewish National Home in Palestine was pledged by the government of the South African Union.

The cabinet of ministers of the Union, a leading member of which, General Smuts, played an important role during the Peace Conference in facilitating the task of Jewish leaders for the protection of Jewish rights and bringing about the Mandate, went on record at a recent session to continue this policy.

The resolution adopted by the cabinet, which is to be conveyed to Nahum Sokolow, chairman of the World Zionist Executive who recently visited South Africa in the interests of the Keren Hayesod, states:

“The government of the Union of South Africa, which has watched for many years with interest and sympathy the endeavors of the Zionist Organization to establish the National Home of the Jewish people in Palestine–an object which it regards as an important contribution to peace and civilization–wishes all success to this undertaking and is prepared, through its representatives at the League of Nations, and otherwise, to do whatever lies in its power to facilitate the establishment of that national home.”

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