TEL AVIV (Sep. 1)
The mobilization of all sections of the Jewish people for the defense of Israel and its institutions the liquidation of all political and military dissension within the country and the withdrawal of all support from the dissenters was urged today by the Zionist Actions Committee, following an all-night session at which a number of decisions were adopted concerning the activities of the Zionist movement throughout the world now that a Jewish state is in existence.
“Final victory has not yet been achieved,” says a resolution adopted by the Committee, “The enemy is still threatening us. The first condition for achieving a final victory is unreserved readiness to make supreme efforts for the mobilization of all material and moral resources of the people in a spirit of utmost discipline.”
The resolution outlined the following as “most urgent tasks for the Jewish people and the Zionist movement” in view of the establishment of the Jewish state: 1. Liquidation of the camps for displaced Jews; 2. Speedy emigration of manses of Jews from Europe to Israel; 3. Emigration of Jews from Arab lands to Israel; 4. Renewal of the Hechalutz movement in all parts of the world; 5. Systematic concentration of national and private Jewish capital for the fullest possible exploitation of colonization possibilities in Israel within the shortest possible time.
HOPES U.S GOVERNMENT WILL GRANT DE JURE RECOGNITION TO ISRAEL
The hope that the U.S. Government will soon grant de Jure recognition to the Jewish state is expressed in one of to resolutions adopted. The resolution recorded “with profound satisfaction” that a considerable number of states “including the two most powerful states of our tine — the United States and the U.S.S.R. — have recognized, though differently, the state of Israel.”
A resolution appealing to the United Nations to accept Israel as one of its members was unanimously adopted. At the same time, the Actions Committee appealed to the British people to voice their opposition to the present policy of the British Government on Israel and to pave the way for the creation of normal relations between the two peoples.
The basic right of every Jew to settle in Israel was affirmed in another resolution. “The recognition of the right of the Jewish people to renew its national life and to establish political sovereignty makes it incumbent on all United Nations member states to remove all artificial obstacles to immigration to Israel,” the resolution says. It emphasizes that this also includes obstacles in transferring capital and machinery by Jews who wish to start a new life in Israel.
WORLD ZIONIST MOVEMENT WILL ORGANIZE IMMIGRATION TO ISRAEL
Pointing out that with the establishment of the Jewish state a new era began in the history of the Jewish people, the Actions Committee stresses in a resolution that the world Zionist movement will unite the Jews living in Israel with the Jews dispersed throughout the world. It will take upon itself the “enormous task of organizing free immigration to Israel, of making settlements of wastelands and gardens of deserts.”
“The Jewish state became an established fact in the eyes of the world and o the Jewish people,” the resolution said. It expresses pride in the “rapid progre of the young state which took root in the consciousness of the world” and pays high tribute to the firm stand taken “by the Jews in Israel and by the Israeli army in the light against the Arab invaders.
OFFERS PEACE TO ARABS; CONDEMNS TREATMENT OF JEWS IN ARAB LANDS
“After the Jewish people have renewed their sovereign existence and given troof of their ability to repulse the attacks of armed Arab forces, they are now stretching out their hands to the Arab peoples inviting them to live together,” one resolution states, “Only through friendship and cooperation can vast stretches of and again be made to blossom, the standards of life be raised and the Middle East become a cultural, economic and political factor among the nations of the world.”
The Actions Committee also adopted a resolution expressing great concern over the situation of the Jews in Arab countries, the outrages which are being committed against then and the “serious harm” inflicted by Arab Governments upon Jewish property and rights. “Curtailment or complete abolishment of Jewish rights for reasons of religion or nationality by states which are members of the United Nations is diametrically opposed to the principles of freedom and equality embodied in the U.N. Charter,” the resolution says,
Calling upon the United Nations to take urgent steps to safeguard Jewish lives and rights in the Arab countries, particularly the right to emigrate to Israel, the Actions Committee at the same time sent fraternal greetings from the state of Israel to the Jews in Arab lands. “Israel’s gates are open to you,” the resolution, declares, “prepare for immigration for life and work on the soil of the homeland with which you kept faith throughout generations of dispersal.”
WANTS JERUSALEM “LINKED” WITH THE STATE OF ISRAEL
In a special resolution, the Actions Committee draws the attention of the Jewish Agency executive to the urgent need of setting up a special department devoted to the work of rescuing Jews from Arab countries and their immigration to Israel. “This department should approach all Jewish relief organizations with the request to extend material and political assistance to Jaws in the Arab countries to a degree commensurate with the extent of the catastrophe.”
A resolution greeting the Jews in Jerusalem emphasized that the Jews will not abandon watch over the Jewish character of the city and “its link with the state of Israel.” Another resolution vigorously protests against the arbitrary decision to prevent thousands of Jews detained in Cyprus from reaching Israel.