Colonial Minister Asked by American Palestine Committee to Halt Appeasement of Arabs
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Colonial Minister Asked by American Palestine Committee to Halt Appeasement of Arabs

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A policy of “appeasement in sacrificing the Jewish National Home to the demands of Arab extremists will be productive of nothing except accusations of ill-faith, far-reaching bitterness, and, in Palestine itself, continued friction,” Colonel Oliver Stanley, British Secretary of State for the Colonies, was warned today by the executive council of the American Palestine Committee.

In a letter to Col. Stanley, who is now visiting in the United States, the Council expressed the “fervent hope that His Majesty’s Government will find ways and means of removing the present restrictions on Jewish immigration into Palestine, and of providing such technical and financial facilities, in which we hope our own government will join, as will enable large scale immigration to be undertaken at the earliest possible moment of all such Jews as wish to enter and settle in their internationally recognized national home.”

The statement, signed by Senator Robert Wagner, chairman of the committee, and by Howard Lesourd, director, declared that “the Arab claim that Palestine be converted into an Arab state is warranted neither on the grounds of justice nor expediency.” The American Palestine Committee includes among its national membership more than two-third of the Senate and several hundred congressmen of both parties.

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