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American Zionists Mobilize to Fight U.S. Government’s “act of Betrayal” on Palestine

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The American Zionist Emergency Council, representing all sections of the Zionist movement in the United States, today announced a nationwide program of action to fight the Truman Administration’s reversal of policy Palestine.

The Jewish War Veterans, which is cooperating with, the Emergency Council, All hold a protest parade and demonstration on Sunday, April 4, while combined ##thodox rabbinical and lay organizations have proclaimed a day of prayer Thursday, April 8, to be observed in approximately 6,000 synagogues throughout the country. A similar program for a day of divine intercession and prayer is being planned by the ##nagogue Council of America and the Rabbinical Assembly of America.“The U.S. Government’s reversal of its position on Palestine is nothing less ?an act of betrayal,” said the statement issued by the Zionist Emergency Council. It is a betrayal of all the solemn commitments and pledges of every American administration since the time of Woodrow Wilson, and more especially, of the repeated remises and declarations of the Truman Administration. It is also a betrayal of the high objectives to which our Government is committed in world affairs, and under? ?nes fa?h in the noble utterances of our official spokesmen with regard to the ?ghts e? small nations and the sanctity of international covenants. In striking ?is cruel blow at a small and persecuted people, the Truman Administration has taken the very foundations of the United Nations and has seriously compromised the future effectiveness of international organization to preserve and maintain world peace.

“The citizens of this country will call the Administration to account for its action. American public opinion must now demonstrate whether it is willing to have ?ur foreign policy dictated by oil imperialists and British agents, or whether it wishes, to maintain the moral integrity and national honor of this country. The citizens will surely make their feelings known to an Administration which employed the shabby procedure of going through the motions of consultation on the implementation of partition, while waiting for the opportune time to spring this shocking reversal of policy.”

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