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Czech Writers Union Says Israel Must Win Any New War or Face ‘super-pogrom’

The organ of the Czechoslovak Writers Union said in an editorial today that Israel must win any new war with the Arabs to avoid a super-pogrom “because the Arabs do not take prisoners and the Israelis have nowhere to retreat.” The editorial in “Listy”, signed by Peter Chudozilov, said “The Jews do not want war but if it comes about they must not fall to win. Think of this during the next few days, at least for a moment.” The writer said he had visited Israel and found that “almost every second person to whom I spoke carried on his arm the brand mark of a German concentration camp. Others have lost their father or mother.”

It may be well to remind you that Jews have been systematically murdered over the last two thousand years,” Mr. Chudozilov wrote. “Not many among us know that most of the immigrants to this new Jewish state came earlier in the century from Poland and Russia because these countries were the scene of the most fearful and comprehensive pogroms. To this very day, wrecks can be seen along the coast of Israel of ships sunk by the British although they were packed with Jews in flight from Hitler’s hell.”

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