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Largest Negro Daily Newspaper in U.S. Says African Lands Owe Much to Israel

An editorial in the Chicago Daily Defender, America’s largest Negro-owned daily newspaper, expresses the view that “every decent American” hopes that strife in the Middle East will give way to “logic and international law”. Israel, the editorial notes “was conceived and born out of the sweat and blood of the Jewish people who have been buffeted, persecuted and humiliated the world over.”

Israel, the editorial goes on to state, “has gone out of its way to help the newly independent African countries in every way possible….African students by the hundreds have been studying in Jewish universities and technical institutes through scholarship grants from the Israeli government. Africa south of the Sahara owes much to Israel.”