Bnai Zion President Asks U.S. Not to Arms Arab Lands
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Bnai Zion President Asks U.S. Not to Arms Arab Lands

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The United States Government was urged to reconsider the shipment of arms to the Arab states by Supreme Court Justice Arthur Markevitch, in an address here at the Grand Street Boys Association which was sponsored by Bnai Zion, the Zionist fraternal organization. Judge Markevitch, who spoke at a dinner marking the election as president of Bnai Zion, expressed the opinion the newly elected Congressmen would press for such reconsideration.

Dr. Harris J. Levine, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, a guest speaker, declared that the U.S., by virtue of its powerful influence, was now in a position to serve as “conciliator and mediator” between Israel and the Arab states. He insisted that Israel would “go a long way” to help make such an effort a success.

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