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World Jewish Congress Expresses Solidarity with Israel Government

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The Western Hemisphere executive of the World Jewish Congress expressed today its feeling of solidarity’ with the government and people of Israel, and called on the major powers to “replace the discredited armistice with an effective peace agreement to be worked out between Israel and Egypt.”

Dr. Israel Goldstein, chairman of the Western Hemisphere executive of the Congress, in a cable to Premier David Ben Gurion, declared that the Israeli action was “in self-defense against insistent aggression which would be understood by unbiased men everywhere. We believe little Israel will be remembered gratefully by the free world as the first nation which deflated and defeated Nasser’s conspiracy against the free world.

“We hope the Great Powers will see from the latest developments an opportunity to replace the discredited armistice with an effective peace agreement to be worked out between Israel and Egypt. Our plaudits to Israel’s valiant sons and daughters will be matched by our intensive efforts to help Israel keep strong,” the message concluded.

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