Richard Crossman, 1907-1974

A leader of the Labor Party Zionists in the British Parliament, Crossman served on the 1944-1946 Anglo-American Palestine Commission, which aimed to set the number of Jews permitted into Palestine after World War II. He was sympathetic to Palestine’s Arabs until Chaim Weizmann moved him toward Zionism. Crossman wrote the 1960 book “A Nation Reborn” about the creation of the Jewish state.

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