Jewish Groups in U.S. Protest Atrocities Against Jews in Arab Lands

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations today protested the “systematic campaign” of Arab atrocities against Jews in the Middle East in the wake of the Israel-Arab war. Dr. Joachim Prinz, chairman of the Conference, appealed to the U.S. and other countries, plus religious and humanitarian leaders here and abroad, “to restore human rights and human dignity to the defenseless victims of national and religious hatred.”

“The American Jewish community has followed with deepening alarm reports from abroad of a systematic campaign of arrest, imprisonment, destruction of property, physical abuse and murder directed against Jewish residents of Arab countries since the outbreak of hostilities in the Middle East,” the appeal said. “The barbarous treatment of innocent civilians of the Jewish faith has been attested to by witnesses of unimpeachable integrity. Indeed, the Arab Governments themselves have not denied these atrocities which constitute a flagrant violation of the obligations of every member of the United Nations to promote and observe human rights.”

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