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President Harding formalizes the United States support of creating a Jewish homeland...



Item # 653783

September 22, 1922

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, September 22, 1922 

* America approves Jewish Homeland in Palestine
* President Warren G. Harding signs resolution


The front page has the historic, but rather inconspicuous, "APPROVE PALESTINE AS JEW HOMELAND," which states: "President Harding signed today the joint resolution adopted by the Senate and House expressing American approval of the restoration of Palestine as a Jewish Homeland." This event was called the Lodge-Fish Resolution. Oddly enough, although quite historic, most newspapers did not report this event.
As a bit of background, President Warren Harding expressed support for a Jewish home in Palestine stating: "It is impossible for one who has studied at all the service of the Hebrew people to avoid the faith that they will one day be restored to their historic national home and there enter on a new and yet greater phase of their contribution to the advance of humanity." This joint resolution of both Houses of Congress unanimously endorsed the "...establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people," confirming the irrevocable right of Jews to settle in the area of Palestine - anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea...". He signed the Palestine motion on September 21, the day before this newspaper was published.
A very significant Judaica report on an important step in creating a Jewish statehood, which would not formally happen until 1948.
Complete in 20 pages, brittle, disbound, slightly irregular at the spine, occasional margin-mends on unrelated pages, but in overall good condition for the era. See images for details. Must be handled with care.

Category: The 20th Century

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