JERUSALEM (Jan. 15)
The Jewish Agency executive voted today to postpone scheduled meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee from the beginning of February the middle or the end of the month, depending on when the U.N. Implementation mission is due to arrive here.
The executive, after hearing a report from Eliezer Kaplan, Agency treasurer, discussing the security situation, proclaimed a drive to raise an additional ?,000,000 within Palestine for defense purposes. It also set up a “shadow executive function in Tel Aviv, in the event that Jerusalem is cut off from the rest of the entry.
Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, chairman of the American section of the Agency, ?ived here today for on-the-spot observation of the current situation. He told ? Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he plans to remain in Palestine for two months, ?er which he will inspect DP camps in Europe.
A Jewish Agency spokesman told a press conference today that Britain was ?lating the U.N. Charter by continuing to supply arms to the Arab states. These ?s, he said, will not be used by the Arabs to fight each other, nor to fight ?tain, America or the Soviet Union, but to fight the Jews of Palestine. He also ?arged that the attack on Jewish colonies by Syrian-based bands also violated the ?. Charter.
Commenting on a government communique last night which said that the authorities had appealed to responsible Arab bodies to halt the attack on Kfar Etzion in the Hebron Hills, the spokesman said that it indicates that the government knows ?o is behind the violence in Palestine. Regarding the section of the communique which stated that the security forces were waiting for further developments before ?tervening, he asked wryly how many Jews must be killed before force is used to ?store order.
The central committee of the Mizrachi Organization, meeting today in Tel Aviv, ?opted a resolution appealing to the United Nations to prevent further bloodshed in the Holy Land, asking the Implementation Commission to come here as soon as possible and urging official recognition of the Haganah and arms for the Jewish ?ilitia. The meeting also called on Moslem, Christian and Jewish religious leaders ?o seek an end to the violence in the Old City of Jerusalem.
A nation-wide conference of the Rabbinical Assembly, which will be attended ?y the chief Rabbis, will meet next Monday to discuss religious problems which may be expected to arise in the future.