Archbishop of York Charges American Jews Waging Anti-british Propaganda Campaign

The Archbishop of York charged today that there is “vigorous Jewish propaganda against Britain in New York on the grounds that she has broken her pledge to the Jews.” in a letter to his diocese on his recent visit to the United States, the Archbishop reports the alleged anti-British propaganda, adding “but few of those who questioned me had ever read the Balfour Declaration or had any idea of the number of Arabs who for centuries have lived in Palestine.”

(While in New York last month, the Archbishop told an audience of Protestant clergymen that Great Britain “never had any intention of handing over Palestine to the Jews; that could be done only with injustice to the Arabs.” He said that Britain had only promised that “within Palestine there would be a home for the Jews, and that promise had been most faithfully carried out.”)

The Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Anglican Church, writing in the organ of the Council of Christians and Jews today, declared that “we need to deliberate on the anti-Semitic feelings which arise from time to time in Britain and on steps to make those having such a tendency aware that decent citizens do not have any place for it in the life of our community, it is a relic of barbarism.”

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