NEW YORK (Jun. 14)
A charge that “unfriendly officials” in the State Department are plotting against Israel with a view to obstructing the Arab-Israeli peace “talks which are now taking place at Lausanne under the auspices of the U.N. Conciliation Commission was voiced here today at a press conference by Daniel Frisch, newly-elected president of the Zionist Organization of America.
“Unless President Truman intervenes, as he did in the past, in the Palestine question, there is danger that pro-Arab officials in the State Department who are working in close coordination with the British Foreign Office will prevent the much-needed consummation of a peace treaty between Israel and the Arab nations,” Mr. Frisch said.
He announced that he is leaving for Israel where he will remain for approximately three weeks as head of a Z.O.A. commission to complete arrangements for the building of an American Zionist House in Tel Aviv with branches in Jerusalem and in Haifa. During his stay in Israel he will also confer with the heads of the Israeli Government to obtain a charter for the launching of a number of Z.O.A. projects ill Israel, he said. While Mr. Frisch is in Israel, Benjamin G. Browdy will serve as acting president of the Z.O.A.