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President Hoover Reiterates Sympathy for Zionist Cause

May 23, 1929
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President Hoover reiterated his deep interest and sympathy for Zionism and expressed his warm good wishes for the continued success of the development of Palestine as the National Jewish Homeland, in an interview with Nahum Sokolow, president of the World Zionist Executive, whom he received at the White House on Tuesday. Mr. Sokolow was accompanied by Sir Esme Howard, the British Ambassador, and also by Dr. Celina Sokolow, his daughter. The interview lasted over half an hour. During the course of the conversation, President Hoover recalled the days of the Peace Conference in Paris when he first became acquainted with Mr. Sokolow.

It is understood that the President manifested an unusual interest in the concrete problems of the upbuilding of Palestine, inquiring among other things about the agricultural conditions, the irrigation problem and the development of electricity in the country. He expressed his pleasure with regard to the progress which has taken place in Palestine, as outlined to him by Mr. Sokolow, and expressed the hope that this progress will constantly increase.

Mr. Sokolow was also received by Vice-president Curtis, to whom he expressed renewed appreciation for the valuable service that the Vice-president rendered to the Zionist movement while a Senator, in sponsoring the Palestine resolution which was adopted by Congress in 1922.

Mr. Curtis assured Mr. Sokolow of his continued friendship for the Zionist movement and his readiness to further aid the cause.

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