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American Christians Urged to Give Greater Support to Jewish Demands in Palestine

March 20, 1946
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A demand for a vigorous campaign by American Christians to arouse greater support for Jewish demands in Palestine was voiced here today by Rep. Emanuel Celler of New York on the closing day of the Ninth Annual World Affairs week, sponsored by 57 civic organizations of the state.

Addressing a forum on international affairs, Representative Celler called for forceful action to attain what he described as simple justice for the Jewish people the world over. “We have never been angry enough,” he said. “We must make more noise, send telegrams to the President and to members of Congress and seek to win the support of our Christian friends.

“All over the Christian world,” he said, “the bare of immigration are up against the Jew.” He added that “the Jew has been the scapegoat of political perverts everywhere. There is no one to contend for him, no one to fight for him.”

The speaker viewed with disdain the current Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on the Palestine question. He described it as simply another in a long series of devices to thwart the righteous aims of the Jewish people to obtain a homeland.

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