Conference called on Palestine issue (2-26-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (February 27, 1944)

Conference called on Palestine issue

Washington (UP) – (Feb. 26)
Senator Robert F. Wagner (D-NY), chairman of the American Palestine Committee, announced today that a conference will be held here March 9 “to mobilize American Christian sentiment” in favor of resettling Nazi-persecuted Jews in Palestine.

The conference, Mr. Wagner said, will discuss problems “created by 10 years of Nazi persecution and by the virtual closing of the doors of Palestine by the British White Paper of 1939” which calls for cessation of Jewish entry into Palestine after March 31.

Mr. Wagner said this country was pledged to establishment of a national Jewish home in Palestine by a joint resolution adopted by Congress in 1922.

He added:

The policy of unrestricted entry of Jews into Palestine has been endorsed by every administration up to and including the present administration.

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