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Recall of U.S. Consul in Jerusalem Demanded by Rep. Celler on Return from Israel

The recall of U.S. consul-general in Jerusalem John J. McDonald was urged today by Rep. Emanuel Celler, who returned here last night from Paris after a visit to Israel. Celler said McDonald is an “unkind, incautious man in utter disrepute, who treats Jews like dirt under his feet.”

Celler said that McDonald, in his capacity as chairman of the consular truce commission, was cutting Jewish food rations in Jerusalem to “a DP level” during the first truce and left a fatally wounded Israeli liaison officer in a roadway controlled by Arab snipers. “He is an arrogant snob who wants Jews to crawl before him,” Celler charged.