NEW YORK (Jul. 27)
The American section of the Jewish Agency today expressed. its opposition to the establishment of Americans United for Israel, In a letter to Abraham Feinberg, committee member of the new group and former president of the executive committee of Americans for Haganah, the Agency executive called the formation of Americans United for Israel "a flagrant defiance of the decision to dissolve Africans for Haganah," many of whose functions the new organization intends to absorb.
That decision, the statement said, which was made public on July 12, pointed out that Haganah as it existed in the past had "been dissolved by the state of Israel when it established one national defense army, that the purposes of Americans for Haganah had been fully served and that it would suspend its activities.
"The reasons then stated for the dissolution of Americans for Haganah apply equally to any organization, whatever its name, which, without the approval of the recognized organs of the Zionist movement, nor with any endorsement from the Government of Israel, proposes to carry on the activities referred to in the executive’s statement," today’s letter stated. In the new letter, the executive also issued an appeal to persons concerned in Americana United for Israel "to desist from a step which, in the unanimous opinion of this executive, would be prejudicial to the interests of the Zionist movement in this country and to the cause of Israel,"