NEW YORK (Feb. 5)
American inactivity with regard to the implementation of the United Nations decision to partition Palestine is largely responsible or the development of the crisis in Palestine and in the Middle East, Mayor William Dwyer charged tonight addressing a mass demonstration here protesting the refusal of the United States to help the Jews of Palestine arm themselves for defense against Arab attacks.
Other speakers at the demonstration, which was held at Manhattan Center, deluded Sen. Charles W. Today, chairman of the Senate Banking and Currency Committee, Dr. Emanuel Neumann and Dr, Israel Goldstein, Dr. Abba Hillel Silver was also scheduled to speak, but it was not certain whether his plane from Palestine would ? at a New York airfield in time for him to attend the meeting.
The major demands of all speakers included requests that this government lift the arms embargo on Palestine and that the U.N. send an international police force to Palestine. Sen. Tobey also called for “a stern warning” to the Arab states to end their sabotage of the U.N. decision.
Dr. Israel Goldstein emphasized that the Jews of America “fail to understand how the United States Government, which so vigorously favored partition on November 29, should now suddenly be seized with a fit of neutrality.” He urged the American Government “to take the leadership and initiative in working out a workable plan for an international police force.”