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Arabs Attack U.S. Senators for Defending Rights of American Jews

July 9, 1956
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American Senators interceding on behalf of American Jews were sharply attacked today by Egypt in a Cairo radio broadcast monitored here.

The broadcast referred to the bi-partisan resolution which was introduced in the Senate calling on President Eisenhower to proclaim the opposition of the U.S. Government to foreign discrimination against American citizens on religious grounds. The resolution aims to check Arab discrimination against American Jews, such as the barring of American Jewish soldiers from an American air base in Saudi Arabia.

The resolution, originally introduced by Senators Herbert H. Lehman, and William Langer, now has 19 co-sponsors. It was hailed this week-end by leaders of non-Jewish groups as a “sorely needed” step. These leaders called on the State Department to take “decisive counter-action” against “the Nazi-like anti-Jewish measures of Saudi Arabia.”

A request that the Syrian Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Farid Zeineddine be ordered to leave the country was voiced on the floor of the House this week-end by Rep. Charles A. Boyle, of Chicago, who charged the Syrian diplomat with publicly denouncing American Jews at a “university forum.” “I am sure that Mr. John Foster Dulles does not permit members of the American foreign service to insult segments of the population of lands in which they are representatives,” Rep. Boyle told the House. “Mr. Zeineddine should be asked to apologize publicly. If he should refuse, Mr. Zeineddine should be declared persona non grata by the State Department and asked to leave our land.”

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