September 1928 American Presidents

President Herbert Hoover: 1929-1933

“I have watched with genuine admiration the steady and unmis­takable progress made in the rehabilitation of Palestine which, desolate for centuries, is now renewing its youth and vitality through the enthusiasm, hard work, and self-sacrifice of the Jewish pioneers who toil there in a spirit of peace and social justice. It is very gratifying to note that many American Jews, Zionists as well as non-Zionists, have rendered such splendid service to this cause which merits the sympathy and moral encouragement of everyone.”

Source: Israel’s Struggle for Peace. Israel Office of Information, New York, 1960, p.155