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Moscow Demands Halting of Arms Shipments to Israel and Jordan

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The Moscow Radio today demanded that the West quit sending arms to Israel and Jordan on the grounds that the shipments kindle “war passions” between Israel and the Arabs. It made no mention of huge Communist arms shipments to Egypt and Syria.

An English-language broadcast said, “the fact that Jordan is being intensively armed by the U.S.A. and Great Britain is fraught with serious consequences.” The broadcast added that “due to the existing feelings of hostility between Jordan and Israel, “the shipments would lead to an armaments race.

At the same time, the Moscow Radio attacked Nelson Rockefeller, Governor-elect of New York, as “a vigilant trustee of international Zionism. “It also blasted the Mapai, the government party in Israel, stating that Mapai’s leaders “serve the interests of the Zionist financial giants. Their policy is largely related to the plans of the organization of the U. S. general military staff and the U.S. oil companies.”

Moscow Radio added: “Weizmann, the leader of the conservative Jews, played an important role in the World Zionist organization toward the establishment of the State of Israel. Weizmann’s group enjoyed the support of Shell, the oil monopoly, which tried to establish a large oil empire rivaling in its wealth all the wealth of India. Weizmann was associated with the oil companies as a chemist.

“With the leaders of Zionism, the British oil monopolists secured a number of industrial establishment in Palestine including Palestine Electric, Jordan Oil Exploration Company, the Zionist Central Bank, and the Anglo-Palestine Bank.

“But after World War II, when Britain lost her influence in the Middle East, the Zionists transferred their allegiance. The Rockefeller family penetrated the world Zionist organization and consequently effected a change in the government away from Weizmann’s conservative party, called the General Zionst Organization, to the reformist, pro-American party, Mapai, which is led by Ben Gurion.”

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