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Committee for Jewish Army Issues Appeal to Americans for Support

January 6, 1942
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An appeal to “American men and women of all creeds” to support the campaign for the formation of a Jewish Army was published today in the form of a full-page advertisement in the New York Times.

Issued by the recently-formed Committee for a Jewish Army of which Pierre van Passen is national chairman, the appeal defines the aims of the Committee as being, “to bring about, by legal means and in accordance with the law and foreign policy of the United States, the formation of a Jewish Army, based on Palestine, to fight for the survival of the Jewish people and the preservation of democracy. This army, composed primarily of Palestinian Jews and refugees as well as of volunteers from free countries, will fight on all required battlefields side by side with the United States Great Britain, and the other Allied nations.”

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