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Dr. Silver Appeals to British Government to Halt Military Offensive in Palestine

January 9, 1947
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Dr. Abba Hillal Silver, chairman of the American section of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and president of the Zionist Organization of American, today appealed to the British Government not to embark on its proposed military offensive in Palestine.

Warning that such action by British troops against the Jewish people of Palestine would serve only to “create new obstacles in the way of mutual understanding,” the American Zionist leader who Monday night called upon all Jews in Palestine “to refrain from those acts of desperation which are endangering our political position, both in Palestine and elsewhere” and appealed for a truce, declared:

“No just and sound solution of the Palestine problem can be achieved by taking the path of reprisal. American public opinion, Jewish and Christian alike, will not condone military oppression in the Holy Land and the subjection of the entire population to the tyranny of martial law.”

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