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Jews Will Resist “unfavorable Solution” by Anglo-american Committee, Silver Warns

April 1, 1946
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A warning that should the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine, which is now in Switzerland writing its report, submit an “unfavorable solution” it would be resisted grimly by Jews, inside and outside of Palestine, was given tonight by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, president of the Zionist Organization of America, at the 38th annual B’nai Zion Order Day Dinner held at the Commodore Hotel. More than 2,000 persons attended.

“The Jews will resist any substitute solutions that may be offered,” said Dr. Silver, “they may be destroyed, but they will not be conquered.” He criticized President Truman for “yielding” in consenting to the appointment of a Palestine Commission and called upon American Jews and “their Christian sympathizers,” who he said, it had been revealed by polls, represent “the overwhelming majority of the American people,” to demand that the President and the State Department “by their actions, reflect the will of the American people, as it has been twice expressed by the Congress of the United States and by nearly all the State legislatures of our country.”

Others who spoke were Louis Lipsky, president of B’nai Zion, Judge Morris Rothenberg, president of the Jewish National Fund, and Dr. Stephen S. Wise.

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