Arab Ambassador in Washington Attacks American Jewish Community
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Arab Ambassador in Washington Attacks American Jewish Community

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A violent attack on the American Jewish community was made here tonight by Dr. Mostafa Kamel, Ambassador of the United Arab Republic, before 500 delegates to the ninth annual Arab students convention at Howard University.

Ambassador Kamel demanded the immediate removal of the Arab-Israel issue from the American election campaign. He claimed that it could cause “irrevocable harm.” He warned against addresses like that delivered last week by Senator John F. Kennedy, Democratic Presidential candidate, before the Zionist Organization of America convention in New York.

“The real test here,” he said, “is not how far a campaigning candidate can go to win the vote of a fanatic, self-centered minority; neither is it in how demanding the intriguing Zionist minority can be in its blind efforts tc serve the interests of Israel, regardless of United States long-range policies and interests.” He added that Arab patience “and tolerance of Zionist plots and games un the United States, are nearing exhaustion.”

At the convention, it was revealed that 4,000 Arab students in the United States are working as unofficial and unregistered propaganda agents on behalf of their governments. They arc propagandizing against Israel and American Jewry on scores of campuses of colleges and universities.

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