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Neutrality Act Holds Up Recruiting for Palestine Jewish Legion

September 7, 1939
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Recruiting of American Jews for a new Palestine Jewish Legion is being considered by Zionist groups, it was learned today, but plans are being held in abeyance until it is ascertained whether such action would conflict with the United States Government’s neutrality policy. The Poale Zion-Zeire Zion organization has scheduled a meeting for next week to discuss the question. A spokesman for the organization said it was premature to speak now of formation of a Jewish legion. “It is now a question for legal experts to decide in the light of the American neutrality act,” he said.

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