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American Jewish Conference Urges State Dept. to Investigate Conditions in Palestine

January 9, 1947
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Charging that the Jewish population of Palestine is being subjected “to a lawless regime of oppression and brute force,” the American Jewish Conference today urged the State Department to investigate conditions there.

The Conference’s action followed disclosure that British soldiers and police had rounded up the male population in the Montefiore District of Tel Aviv in Palestine and had compelled 60 to 70 Jews to run the gauntlet between rows of soldiers and police who struck them with rifle butts and clubs. This action was characterized by the Conference as “a particularly nasty display of anti-Semitism which cannot but lead to retaliatory acts of violence.”

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