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Senator Copeland Hits Partition As Impracticable

May 28, 1937
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Senator Royal S. Copeland, attacking reported plans to partition or cantonize Palestine, declared tonight that “its utter impracticability would be apparent even to the writer of the craziest fairy tales.”

Senator Copeland spoke at a dinner in his honor given by the Food and Allied Trades Divisions of the United Palestine Appeal and the Joint Distribution Committee at the Hotel Commodore. He visited Palestine last Summer as chairman of an unofficial senatorial investigating committee.

Recalling the United States-Great Britain treaty on Palestine, Mr. Copeland spoke of Americans’ “national responsibilities” to support the Jewish homeland. Other speakers included Dr. Stephen S. Wise, chairman of the U.P.A., and George Backer, New York chairman of the J.D.C.

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