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American Consul in Palestine States U.S. Aid to Democracies Will Continue

December 21, 1941
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Lowell C. Pinkerton, United States consul in Jerusalem, today told the population of Palestine that “your fortune is our fortune and your aims are our aims. We are pledged to continue our efforts until the forces of Justice triumph over the forces challenging our lives and liberty and civilization.”

Speaking on a broadcast here in connection with the Japanese war, Pinkerton continued: “We have been warned that the road leading to final victory will be hard but none of us doubts our ability to achieve success both in war, and in the peace after the war.” Stressing the fact that American tanks, planes and other armaments are fighting on all fronts, Pinkerton declared that “now we stand side by side with other free peoples in fighting a common enemy.”

German activity in pushing Japan into war with America in the hope that it would result in curtailing America’s supply of material aid has been in vain, he emphasized, adding that “our power becomes stronger every day and our resources are constantly being augmented by the increased efforts of our 130,000,000 people behind President Roosevelt.”

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