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Dr. Silver Announces Americans for Haganah Will Suspend Activities Immediately

Declaring that “Haganah,” as it existed in the last, has been dissolved by the action of the state of Israel,” Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, chairman of the American section of the Jewish Agency today announced that Americans for Haganah which, he said, “has rendered excellent service in disseminating information about the work of the Haganah, will promptly suspend its activities.”

Dr. Silver’s statement added: “There has been in existence for some time an organization known as the Americans for Haganah, which has mobilized public opinion in the United States in support of the objectives of the Haganah, while not soliciting funds in its behalf. This organization has rendered excellent service in counteracting hostile criticism and misinformation spread by dissident groups, Now that the Haganah, too, as it existed in the past, has been dissolved by the action of the state of Israel, when it established one national defense army, the purposes of the Americans for Haganah have been fully served, and the organization accordingly will promptly suspend its activities.

“The task of disseminating information about the activities of Israelis Army of Defense will, in the future, be carried on by the Office of Information of the Israeli Government and by the various Zionist groups in the United States through their official publications and other channels of information,” the statement concluded.