Israel’s Significance for Mankind Emphasized at Nobel Gathering in New York

The birth of Israel, following upon the physical destruction of one-third of the Jewish people, the disappearance of entire Jewish communities, and the dispersal of hundreds of survivors, “has a significance for mankind and its history” and is part of the world’s fight for the rebirth of the “principles of human justice everywhere,” Eliahu Epstein, Israeli representative to the United States, declared here today.

He spoke at the Eighth Annual Nobel Anniversary Commemoration which took place at Hotel Pierre. Paying tribute to the memory of the late United Nations Palestine mediator Count Folke Bernadotte, Epstein asserted that the “government of Israel is determined to stamp out terrorism.”

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