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Americans Will Back Israel, Louis Lipsky Says in Jerusalem

The conviction that Americans who know the facts about Israel’s struggle for freedom and sovereignty will stand behind her in the current Middle East crisis was expressed here today by Louis Lipsky, veteran American Zionist leader.

Mr. Lipsky said: “I do not doubt that Americans who are acquainted with the facts will express their sympathy and good-will for Israel and its gallant struggle to maintain its sovereignty and freedom.” He added that Israel’s objectives “are to establish peace and fraternity with the Arab peoples and economic and cultural stability in the region.”

Lauding the people of Israel, the American Zionist leader declared: “The spirit of Israel’s Jews-their discipline, loyalty and willingness to sacrifice–has been a source of pride to all of us who had the privilege of witnessing their heroic behavior in these trying days. They have struck an effective blow for freedom everywhere, and in the final reckoning, it will be found that they have contributed as effectively to the cause of freedom for the Arab peoples of the Middle East as for themselves.”

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