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British Consul in Los Angeles Attacks Truman, U.S. Govt. and Jews on Palestine Issue

January 12, 1947
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British Consul General Eric Carvell attacked President Truman, the U.S. Government, the two major political parties in the United States and American Jewry for supporting the demand for the admission of 100,000 displeced Jews to Palestine, in a recent address here, it was revealed today.

The attack by the British diplomat was made at a gathering in the Grey friars Memorial Church. The Los Angeles Zionist Emergency Committee today released an eye-witness report by the Rev. Harold H. Robertson in which the British Consul General is quoted as stating:

“The Jews have plenty of money and they have been using it in this country and the result is that pressure has been brought to bear on this government and the President. The suggestion that 100,000 be admitted to Palestine is ridiculous and the British Government is not going to admit them.

“These people and organizations in this country who are promoting this trouble on Palestine are not really interested in the question at all. The two major parties climbed on the Palestine band-wagon just before the last election. In Palestine, gangeters and murderers are causing a reign of terror, which we are putting down with every means at our command.


“The Jews in this country are trouble makers and their effort to flood Palestine with their people is impudent. I could use some stronger words, but this is as strong as I am going. Money and pressure brought to bear on government officials here, account for the sudden interest in Palestine. The British Government is using tear bombs and water on the illegal immigrants and it is a harmless way of dealing with them. After we got them to Cyprus, they still were disorderly and wrecked the buildings and fouled the camps.

“The British Government expects to receive a Mandate over Palestine from the United Nations and will continue to enforce the law. We will not permit any more immigration untiled proper measures are taken and if the United States Government continues to insist on immigration, it is my opinion that the United States Government should send troops to Palestine to assist us in keeping order.”

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