Zionist Actions Committee Condemns Terrorism; Urges “isolation” of Terrorist Groups

The Small Zionist Actions Committee today made public the text of a resolution adopted last night sharply condemning terrorism in Palestine and calling upon the Jews of the country “to isolate” the small groups of terrorists “who are defying national discipline.”

“The Actions Committee,” the resolution says, “places it on record that Zionism has always rejected terrorism and bloodshed as an instrument in its political struggle. The banner of Zionism must be kept pure and unbe smirched. The Actions Committee denounces without reservation the bloodshed caused by groups of terrorists who, by defying national discipline, are placing themselves outside the ranks of the organized community.

“These deeds,” the resolution continues, “defile the struggle of the Jewish people and distort its character. They strengthen the hands of the opponents of Zionism and of the enemies of the Jewish people. The Actions Committee calls upon the Yishuv to isolate these groups and deny them all encouragement and support for their existence.”

RESENTS BRITISH “ABSOLUTE REFUSAL” TO ALLOW INCREASED IMMIGRATION

At the same time the Actions Committee adopted a resolution expressing deep disappointment over the “absolute refusal” on the part of the British Government to expedite the transfer of Jewish survivors from Europe to Palestine. The resolution notes “with keen resentment” that Britain continues to disregard its international obligations toward the Jewish people as embodied in the Palestine Mandate.

“From the very moment of the direst need which the Jewish people were facing, the mandatory power imposed severe limits on Jewish immigration, and is disregarding the unanimous recommendations of the Anglo-American inquiry committee,” the resolution points out. “It is mobilizing its political and military might to institute a blockade against those who seek entry into the land of their hopes. The refugees are hunted on land and on sea, and when caught, are deported to new detention outside of Palestine.”

The resolution charges the British Government with instituting a repressive and arbitrary regime in Palestine. “The Actions Committee reaffirms its conviction that no earthly power can prevent the homeless Jews in Europe from reaching the shores of their national home,” the resolution declares. “The Jewish people world over, particularly the Jews in Palestine, will do all in their power to save the Jewish survivors in Europe and the oppressed Jews elsewhere and to transfer them for settlement in Palestine.”

WANTS JEWISH STATE; THANKS TRUMAN FOR HIS IMMIGRATION EFFORTS

The resolution concludes by pointing out that “in the face of repression and the policy of ignoring the vital interests of the Jews and their rights to full rehabilitation in Palestine, the Actions Committee re-declares that the only solution of the twin problem–the Jewish people and Palestine–lies in the establishment of a Jewish state.”

Another resolution expresses “deep gratitude” to President Truman and to the people of the United States for the continued support of the Jewish demand for the immediate transfer of displaced Jews from Europe to Palestine and for Truman’s declaration favoring the establishment of a Jewish state. “The Actions Committee hopes that the Government of the United States will continue to render effective assistance to the Zionist movement so as to help secure the early achievement of these aims,” the resolution says.

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