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Arab Booed when He States Zionism Brought Only Bloodshed to Palestine

November 18, 1946
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An audience of 700 attending a Foreign Policy Association luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria yesterday booed and hissed Dr. Khalil Totah, executive director of the Institute of Arab-American Affairs, when he stated that “the great contribution of Zionism to the Holy Land has been bloodshed over since Zionism began.” He was also booed when he stated that only ten percent of American Jews are Zionists.

Dr. Totah shared the platform with Dr. Nahum Goldmann, Jewish Agency representative in the United States, who stated that the Agency executive’s proposal for a Jewish state in a partitioned Palestine would enable both Jews and Arabs to live their own lives and cooperate to build “one of the greatest centers of human civilization in the world.” The Arab spokesman asserted that “Zionism means war” and that the Arab world would over-run the Jewish community in Palestine if the Zionists did not withdraw their demands.

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