Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

World Must Choose Between Jews and Arabs, Gen. Kennedy Says

December 12, 1951
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

The Western world has the “frightening” choice between Jews and Arabs in the settling of the Palestine question, Major-General Howard Kennedy, former director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, told local members of the Military Engineers’ Association.

The choice, he declared, lay between alienating the friendship of the Arabs with their control of more than half of the world’s known oil resources along with the sympathy, of the 300,000, 000 Moslems of the world or continuing to foster the new state of Israel. Gen. Kennedy said it was a waste of time trying to satisfy and support both sides. It was impossible to view the problem without considering the 865, 000 Arab refugees camped on the borders of Israel, he added.

Recommended from JTA