London (Dec. 16)
Following the receipt of three more phone calls last night threatening the destruction of various public buildings in London, the Daily Herald this morning publishes an interview with a high government official who links the “hoax calls” to an anti-Semitic organization.
The official said that the phone calls, which are made by a man who identifies himself as a “Jewish terrorist,” are most likely the work of an anti-Jewish organization and are aimed at stirring up anti-Semitism in Britain. “For months men and women formerly allied with the fascist movement and institutions have been trying to fan anti-Semitism into violent hate in Britain,” he declared.
Today the caller made several more threats warming of bomb explosions in an apartment house block as well as government offices, while police were setting up new procedures aimed at trapping the caller before he left a phone booth. Thus far fast mobile police cars have arrived too late to snare him.
The Daily Telegraph in an editorial today applauded the action of the World Zionist Congress in suspending a number of American Revisionists. The newspaper says the move will tend to curb Anglophobes in the United States and is a move toward control of “bomb throwers and gunmen” in Palestine. It also asserts that Jewish participation in the London conference on Palestine would be “some assurance” that Jewish leaders are prepared to consider the “middle ground” in the Palestine situation.