Dr. Neumann Justifies Israel’s Taking All Palestine if Mediator Abandons Partition
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Dr. Neumann Justifies Israel’s Taking All Palestine if Mediator Abandons Partition

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“Count Bernadotte does not seem to understand that the November 29 resolution of the United Nations is law in the question of the partition of Palestine,” Dr. Emanuel Neumann, president of the Zionist Organization and member of the Jewish Agency executive, said at a press conference here today prior to sailing for Israel to attend a meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee which will convene in Tel Aviv on Aug. 22. “If he does not stick to the original resolution, there is no reason, then, why Israel need tick to it. Israel will be entirely Justified in reverting to its original claim, entitling the Jewish state to take over the whole of Palestine, save for minor areas,” Dr. Neumann stressed.

“I am happy that the government of Israel has taken the city of Jerusalem under its protection,” he said. “Since the recommendation of the U.N. to place Jerusalem under an international regime has not been implemented, it would be proper to incorporate the major part of Jerusalem, which is Jewish in character and under military occupation by Israel, within the Jewish state.”

Commenting on the present attitude of the U.S. Government, Dr. Neumann said: “We have been expecting our government to give de jure recognition to Israel and to extend economic assistance in the near future as both major political parties have approved such action, in their platforms.” Israel’s admission to the U.N. could readily be accomplished if the U.S. took the initiative, he said. There is no reason for U.S. delay in granting de jure recognition, he added.

The Actions Committee’s meeting will confine itself to problems of reorganization of the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency arising out of the establishment of the state of Israel, Dr. Neumann revealed. The Committee will deter-mine what functions are to be exercised by the Zionist executive and which will come within the province of the government of Israel. In the contemplated reorganization we intend to be guided by several basic principles,” one of which is the principle of completing separation in the political sphere between the state of Israel and the world Zionist movement, he stated.

Accompanying Dr. Neumann to the Tel Aviv convention are: Dr. Israel Goldstein, chairman of the United Palestine Appeal; Judge Morris Rothenberg, president of the Jewish National Fund; Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the Administrative Council of the 2.O.A.; Daniel Frisch, of New York, and Elihu Stone, of Boston, vice presidents of the Z.O.A.; Charles Boss, president of the Palestine Foundation Fund; Dr. S. Margoshes and Abraham Redelheim.

While in Israel, Judge Rothenberg will also participate in a series of J.N.F. conferences with Dr. Abraham Granovsky, head of the world J.N.F., concerning the future of the land purchasing organization. Mendel N. Fisher, J.N.F. executive director, will accompany Judge Rothenberg and will also take part in the parleys with Granovsky.

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