Skip to comments.US Congress 1939 records foreign Arab immigration into 'vacant land' of Palestine
Posted on 01/06/2011 6:46:29 PM PST by PRePublic
The following is a remarkable speech given in 1939 by John William McCormack (1891 - 1980) of Massachusetts, Representative to the House, on a 'Jewish Homeland' in Palestine. Protesting harshly the British (White Papers) restriction on Jewish immigration while Arab immigration is allowed to flow. Citing the great approval by 5 presidents and an array of high officials all praising the great achievement done by the Jews in Palestine, uplifting and up-building the land. He notices the Arab immigration of at least 150,000 (equal to that of the Jews') from neighboring countries as well as an overall rise in Arab population (such as, an over 50% rise during 17 Years 1920-1937), all due to Jews' work in the "vacant land" of Palestine, that all of a sudden made it all attractive.
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United States. Congress
Govt. Print. Off., 1939
Biography & Autobiography
The Jewish Homeland and the Palestine Mandate
EXTENSION OF REMARKS Of HON. JOHN W. McCORMACK
MASSACHUSETTS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, July 6, 1939
Mr. McCORMACK. Mr. Speaker, "the association of the Jewish people with Palestine dates back over 4000 years. During all that time Jews have resided almost continuously in Palestine, having established Jewish commonwealths at two different periods.
The second Jewish commonwealth was destroyed by the Romans under Titus in the year AD 70.
...ward to is that at the end of 5 years all Jewish immigration will be stopped,... When the Balfour declaration was issued, it was not intended to establish another ghetto in Palestine. The Jewish population of Palestine has grown from 55000 in 1918 to its present figure of 450000. The Arab population has risen from 400000 in 1920 to about 950000, an increase of over 50 percent in 17 years. Under Turkish rule the population was almost stationary.
From all this it follows that since the Jewish population will not be allowed to increase by more than 75000, and since there will be no restriction placed upon Arab immigration, the Jewish National Home will soon be swamped by the surrounding non- Jewish population, and Jews will properly feel that they have been led into a trap by promises that they would be able to build up a commonwealth... This new plan to arbitrarily limit immigration will slow up the development of the country. With the increase of population in Palestine there has been a corresponding increase of wealth and new and increased possibilities for more...
The government at that time rejected this report, and time has shown that this rejection was correct, as 150000 Jews and an equal number of Arabs have entered the country since that time, and there are still large stretches of vacant land in the country capable of development and settlement by large population.
The establishment of the Jewish National Home has been endorsed by the 52 nations which approved the mandate. They acted after long and careful study. The American Congress unanimously adopted the Lodge-Fish resolution after an extended hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Five Presidents of the United States have spoken in unmistakenly glowing terms of the accomplishments of Jewish Palestine. American legislatures, including my own State of Massachusetts, have adopted resolutions favoring the reconstitution of the icans from all walks of life have expressed their approval of the work that Jews have done in Palestine toward the upbuilding of the Jewish homeland. All these responsible nations, high government officials, legislative bodies, and distinguished personalities have acted with great deliberation. It is impossible to believe that such a distinguished company can all be wrong. ... Today a new democracy is growing up in the Jewish homeland in Palestine, founded upon these same principles.
(The Jewish veteran, Volume 8, Issue 10
Author: Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Publisher: Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, 1939
That's correct and sad, though there are still a lot of GOOD Irish Catholics on our side.
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My great grandfather purchased a piece of land in 1925 from Jewish group in what was then British Palestine it is still in the family name today in northern part of Israel. The Arab claim that the Jews stole the land is false. I have the deed to prove it.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Joan Peters is vindicated in the first three paragraphs.
My purpose of posting it... espoecially that the main "ciotic" of her is that infamous confused 'Holocaust trivializer' the radical Nornman G. Finkelstein [who was on the origina list of 'Holocaist denial' conf. attendees in Tehran 2006) who honors Hezbollah terrorists as "heroes."
Fascinating, but since Palis' Propaganda is opposite the truth no proof will "prove" them wrong.
There already is a Palestinian State, it’s called, “Jordan.”
“The following is a remarkable speech given in 1939 by John William McCormack (1891 - 1980) of Massachusetts, Representative to the House, on a ‘Jewish Homeland’ in Palestine. Protesting harshly the British (White Papers) restriction on Jewish immigration while Arab immigration is allowed to flow. Citing the great approval by 5 presidents and an array of high officials all praising the great achievement done by the Jews in Palestine, uplifting and up-building the land. He notices the Arab immigration of at least 150,000 (equal to that of the Jews’) from neighboring countries as well as an overall rise in Arab population (such as, an over 50% rise during 17 Years 1920-1937), all due to Jews’ work in the “vacant land” of Palestine, that all of a sudden made it all attractive.”
Not unlike the Mexicans who now want to claim the SW. They didn’t want anything to do with that area until Americans sweat and bled to turn it into something.
Unfortunately, attitudes among a wide segment of the 'Rats have changed in the last several decades, to the point where there is now a significant statistical difference in attitudes between the two major parties, both among the political class and the rank and file.
In my opinion, the RAT Party has become the haven of choice for Kapo Liberal Jews who will be judged one day by God and found reprehensibly lacking including the Kapos in this Regime and in government everywhere like New York. The Kapos in this Regime shame Jews everywhere.
They are a disgrace as Americans and as Jews!
When talking about disgrace and dishonor, one must always highlight the Kapos in Zero’s Regime and the Kapos in the 111th Congress as well as in this Congress.
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