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Zionism Doomed to Fail Says Henry Morgenthau

February 11, 1930
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Zionism is doomed to failure, according to Henry Morgenthau, former American Ambassador to Turkey, who made this statement Sunday in a speech before the Rutgers Club at the Madison House. Zionism, he declared, was the cause of the present trouble between the Jews and the Arabs who before the war had been living in peace with each other.

“The Zionists,” said Mr. Morgenthau, “have spoiled Palestine for the Jews by making demands to which the Arabs could not afford to agree. The fundamental mistake was in misinterpreting the Balfour declaration with its promise of a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine into one of Palestine as a national homeland for the Jews.”

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