State Department Criticized for Boycotting Jerusalem

The American Zionist Cou### Secretary of State John Foster Dulles that it deplored his action b### diplomats from participation in Israel’s “Conquest of the Desert” ###

Louis Lipsky, chairman of the Council, said in a message to ### that “the American Zionist Council strongly deplores your instruc### diplomatic and consular officers in Israel to refrain from attending monies of the ‘Conquest of the Desert’ exposition in Jerusalem.

“This non-governmental exhibition, dedicated to humanity’s s### the waste spaces of the earth,” said Mr. Lipsky, “has been atten### tives of Allied Governments and enjoys the participation of variou### United Nations. American failure to be represented on this occa### only an unwarranted disregard of international amenities, but it ### affront to the cause of economic betterment in the Middle East to ### States is fully committed.

“We urge you to rescind these and other restrictions on the m### States government personnel within a country to which the United### bound by ties of friendship and common tradition,” the Council p###

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