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Canadian Government Urged to Obtain Release of Three Canadians Detained by Lebanese

The Department of External Affairs is being flooded with telegrams demanding that the Canadian Government take steps immediately to obtain the release of three Canadian citizens who were among the among Israel-bound Jews forcibly removed two weeks ago from an American vessel at Beirut by Lebanese officials to prevent their going to the Jewish state.

The Winning Jewish Post has asked the minister for External Affairs, Louis St. Laurent, to explain whether “Canada’s delay in extending recognition to Israel is predicated upon valid reasons–or whether it is being delayed in deference to the British Foreign Secretary’s pre-Arab and candidly anti-Jewish stand.”