Jerusalem (Jan. 24)
The families of Eliahu Hakim and Ephraim Ben Zuri, condemned assassins of Lord Moyne, appealed today to King Farouk of Egypt urging clemency for the two youths.
They have also asked the family of Lord Moyne to intervene with the Egyptian authorities, asserting that both assassins were threatened with death by the terrorist organization to which they belonged, if they refused to commit the murder.
(An appeal to the King and Government of Egypt and to prime Minister Churchill to commute the death sentence of Hakim and Ben-Zuri to imprisonment was cabled today by a group of outstanding public figures and organizations in the United States. Among those who signed the appeal are Rabbi Eliezer Silver, president, Agudath Israel; Arturo Toscanin; John W. McCormack. House Majority Leader; Sigrid Undset; Louis Bromfield; and others. A special appeal to the Egyptian Prime Minister was cabled by Dr. Syud Hossain, Chairman of the National Committee for India’s Freedom.)