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Dr. Neumann Castigates UN for Hostility Toward Jewish State

Dr. Emanuel Neumann, who was one of the American Zionist leaders present at the United Nations 25 years ago when it adopted the historic partition resolution sanctioning the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine, accused the UN last night of unfriendliness toward the nation it helped create.

Addressing more than 800 persons at a commemorative assembly sponsored by the Herzl Institute and the American Zionist Federation to mark the 25th anniversary of the partition resolution adopted on Nov. 29,1947, Dr. Neumann deplored “The change that has developed in the past quarter century in the UN that has made the original friendly sponsor of the Jewish State the unfair antagonist of Israel.”

But he paid tribute to Nov. 29,1947 as the UN’s “finest hour.” He said “We hail today not the organization called the United Nations nor its present structure and the composition of its membership. We hall the spirit of ’47.”

Dr. Neumann attributed the change that he said has taken place in the UN’s attitude toward Israel to the fact that the world organization “has become crowded with the new nations of Africa and this new world is burning with hostility against colonialism and imperialism and has been decidedly unfriendly to Israel.” He said that another factor was that “the Soviet Union which played an Important affirmative role in voting for the establishment of a Jewish State, has for reasons of its own changed its position.”

ISRAEL UNDER INCREASING PRESSURE

Rabbi Israel Miller, president of the AZF, cautioned friends of Israel that attempts may be made shortly once again to pressure Israel Into accepting terms for an interim settlement with Egypt which could be harmful to Israel’s security interests as well as to the possibilities for a Just, long-range settlement.” According to Rabbi Miller, “if such attempts are made, and they could be made even by some leaders of the American government, they must be resisted with the full force that an alert public can mobilize.”

Rabbi Miller noted that last night’s commemoration also marked the 55th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration which, along with the UN’s partition resolution was a “vital underpinning” for the establishment of the State of Israel, and a diplomatic break-through of gigantic proportions.”

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