Memorandum of Conversation, by the Assistant Secretary of State (Berle)

Sir Ronald Campbell12 came in to see me at my request.

Representative Sol Bloom telephoned me just prior to Sir Ronald’s arrival that H. Res. 418 and 419, regarding the opening of Palestine to immigration and its constitution as a democratic Jewish commonwealth, had been introduced with both Republican and Democratic support; and that he expected to put it through his Committee. He asked that we speak to the British about it. I therefore said to Sir Ronald that this was the situation: that, in my judgment, the support of these Resolutions assured their passage; and that we thought his Government should be informed. We should be glad to have any ideas they might have. I added however that, in my judgment, there was real likelihood that the Resolutions would be passed by a large majority, if not unanimously.

A[dolf] A. B[erle], Jr.
  1. British Minister.