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Britain’s Responsibility for Israel’s Economic Plight Cited

Britain has a moral responsibility for Israel’s economic plight, which is worse than Britain’s own situation, Lord Strabolgi last night told a Joint Palestine Appeal dinner in Portsmouth.

Israel’s financial situation is directly due to the mistakes of Britain’s foreign policy since the end of the second World War and to the failure of the United Nations to prevent war and the “cold war” aftermath between Israel and the Arab states, Lord Strabolgi added. Britain forced Israel out of the sterling area, he charged, and the least it could do would be to readmit her to the sterling bloc as the first step toward an economic partnership which would be followed by the Jewish State’s joining the British Commonwealth as a full partner.