New York (Oct. 24)
The American Zionist Emergency Council today labeled as “spurious charges” the allegations of King Ibn Saud against Zionists contained in his recent correspondence to President Truman.
The reply of the Emergency Council to the Arab king’s charges of Zionist “aggression” in Palestine cited the military attacks launched by Ibn Saud against Transjordan and the Yemen, two neighboring countries, now members of the Arab League. It charged that “Saudi Arabia remains today the most backward of all countries. Its people…have probably the highest illiteracy rate anywhere in the world.”