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Jews. Although Non-zionist, Support Palestine Jewry, Says Wallace in London

April 10, 1947
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Although most American Jews are not Zionists, they ##e developed since the end of the war a strong sympathy for the Jews of Palestine, ##ry Wallace told a press conference here today. He described the growth of pro##nist sentiments among U.S. Jews as “an amazing development.”

Wallace, who is in England at the invitation of a group of British liberals, ##used to comment when asked what solution of the Palestine problem he favored, ex##ining that he was here as a guest. He added that American Jews feel very deeply ## the Palestine question and have given with extraordinary liberality to the Jewish ##munity there.He said that when many of his Jewish friends in America ask him how Britain ## have difficulty in maintaining 12,000 troops in Greece, when she apparently has ## trouble in maintaining 100,000 troops in Palestine, he “can’t answer that.” He com##ted briefly on the clash of American, Russian and British interests in the oil ##ring sections of the Middle East.

Asked if resettlement of Jews was hampered by inmigration restrictions in the ##S., he replied that it is quite true that before America criticizes British policy ## Palestine she should be ready to admit more Jewish and other refugees from Central ##rope. However, he added, if the U.S. opened its doors to all Jews who wished to ##e, that would still not solve the Palestine problem.

Replying to another question, Wallace said that he favored the creation of a ##rdan Valley authority in Palestine, which would provide electric power for industry ##d water to irrigate huge areas of presently barren land.

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