Israel Leader Warns Jews May Face Annihilation in New War; Urges Immigration to Israel
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Israel Leader Warns Jews May Face Annihilation in New War; Urges Immigration to Israel

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A warning that Jews may again face mass annihilation in case of a world war was sounded here tonight by Pinkas Lubianiker, head of an Israel parliamentary delegation here, prior to the delegation’s return to Israel.

The Israel leader said that those arguing against mass immigration of Jews from democratic countries to Israel should keep in mind that what happened to Jews in the last world war may happen again should a new world armed conflict break out. He expressed the opinion that British Jews are “letting Israel down” by not doing their utmost in speeding up immigration to the Jewish state.

Declaring that Israel must be strong to face possible new dangers, Mr. Lubianiker, addressing a public meeting arranged by the Zionist Federation here, said that Israel did not get its independence as “a grant in aid” from anyone, nor as an act of grace, but through hard work and fighting, and the sacrifice of the lives of a large number of its youth.

Moshe Rosette, another member of the Israel parliamentary delegation, addressing the same gathering, called for an increased flow of Jews from English-speaking countries to Israel. He reviowed the activities of the Israel parliament and declared that these activities “had givon the lie to those who asserted that Jews are incapable of governing themselves.”

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