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American Jewish Press Unanimous in Condemning Bevin; Call His Remarks “scandalous”

The Jewish press in the United States is unanimous in its condemnation of British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin’s statement on Palestine, particularly of his remark that the American people want 100,000 European Jews sent to Palestine “because they do not want too many of them in New York.”

The Jewish Daily Forward, leading Yiddish newspaper and strong supporter of the British Labor Party, terms Bevin’s comments “silly and scandalous.” It also dismisses Bevin’s arguments against the immediate admission of 100,000 displaced Jews to Palestine as “weak excuses.”

The Jewish Morning Journal, conservative Jewish daily, points out that “Bevin has sinned heavily against the Jews even before” he made his present statement. It refers to his comments about the Jews in New York as “cynical, devilish and smelling of real anti-Semitism.” The editorial expresses the hope that the British Labor Party will disassociate itself from Bevin’s anti-Zionist policy and appeals to President Truman to give “a clear reply to Bevin and his government” on America’s attitude towards his statement.

The Day, a liberal Jewish newspaper, says that Bevin has proven himself a person “who swindled the Jewish people, the President of the United States and the American people. He promised to accept the recommendations of the Anglo-American inquiry committee and has now betrayed this promise.”

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