Dr. Goldmann Urges U.S. to Help Bring About Peace in Middle East
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Dr. Goldmann Urges U.S. to Help Bring About Peace in Middle East

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Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency, today called upon the United States and the other Western Powers to help bring about peace in the Middle East. Speaking here at the midwest area conference of the American Zionist Council, he decried the fact that the Arab countries have not accepted Israel’s repeated offers to settle their differences and he warned that the granting of arms to the Arab states can only incite further aggression.

Referring to the recent peace formula recommended by Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Dr. Goldmann asserted that his proposals “are only a reiteration of the Arab line” and that his entire recommendation means: “Yield to the Arabs as the price of peace.”

The conference, which attracted 450 Jewish leaders from 13 states, took up the future of Zionism in this country, with particular emphasis on the role the American Zionist Council has assumed. Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the Council, pointed out that work with American Jewish youth is one of the most important phases of the organization’s activities at present. He issued a strong plea for young American Jews to spend some time in Israel.

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