New York (Apr. 30)
Charging that statements by British spokesmen that they would not be bound by the decisions of the U.N. Assembly have reduced the special session to a farce, Dr. Emanuel Neumann, a member of the Jewish Agency executive and vice-president of the ZOA, said that from the British point of view, taking the Palestine issue to the U.N. “is a safe gamble, played with loaded dice.”
Speaking at a dinner in the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center, which marked the formal opening tomorrow of the exhibition “Palestine–Democracy at Work,” Dr. Reumann said that “only the immense influence and prestige of the United States can prevent this cynical game from being played to a foregone conclusion.” He expressed fears, however, that the U.S. might adopt a “neutral” attitude which he charged would be “a betrayal of those humanitarian ideals for which our country has stood.” Other speakers included Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, Admiral Luis De Florez, USNR, and Dr. David Tannenbaum, executive director of the Economic Bureau of the Palestine Foundation Fund, which presented the exhibit.
The huge exhibition, which fills two floors of the Museum of Science and Industry at Radio City, includes sections depicting the agricultural, industrial, engineering, cultural and educational achievements of modern Palestine. It points out that the country has become the hub of the Middle East as a result of development by the Jewish settlers and depicts the potential development of the country if the Jordan Valley Authority project and other schemes are carried out. The exhibit will rumain at Radio City for six months and then tour the U.S.