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1,500 Delegates Ready to Open Capital Conference on Palestine

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cises during the day and evening.

The conference will make its headquarters at the Mayflower Hotel, where all sessions except the opening one will be held.

Speakers at the opening meeting will include Morris Rothenberg, president of the Zionist Organization of America; Louis Lipsky, chairman of the conference committee; Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior; Dr. Stephen S. Wise, honorary president of the American Jewish Congress, Dr. Cyrus Adler, president of the American Jewish Committee, and Alfred M. Cohen, president of B’nai B’rith.


Others scheduled to speak during the various sessions are Senator William E. Borah, Dr. Elwood Mead, chief of the bureau of reclamation of the United States Department of Interior; Bernard S. Deutsch, president of the New York Board of Aldermen and of the American Jewish Congress; Judge Julian W. Mack of the United States Circuit Court; Israel Brodie, president of the American Economic Committee for Palestine; Leo Hermann, international secretary of the Palestine Foundation Fun. and Rabbi Abram Simon.

The Governors of Indiana, Maryland, ##assachusetts. Vermont, New Jersey, Virginia and Georgia have issued formal proclamations designating January 20 as Palestine Day in their States, and calling on all citizens, regardless of religion, to observe the day.

“As a non-Jew, my interest in the cause of Jewry is an interest in the cause of justice and toleration.” Sir Norman Angell, who recently won the Nobel Prize for peace, said in a message to the conference.

“It does not matter who the victims are: that is less important than the fact that great nations can forget the principles upon which all free civilization must be based. If we do not see when the principles of civilization are outraged because our race does not happen to be the victim of the movement, then we shall not be able to carry on civilization at all.”

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