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Morgenthau Says British Give Arabs Modern Arms While Israelis Fight with “bare Hands”


The Israelis are fighting with “bare hands” against a well armed Arab for who has received British arms manufactured in 1948, Henry Morgenthau, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, charged here today at a press conference. Later in the day he boarded a plane for New York.

Charging that the British were mistreating the Jewish refugees interned on Cyprus, the former Secretary of the Treasury, who just returned from a ten-day tour of Israel, stated that “if dogs and cats were treated that way in Jerusalem, a wild protest would arise against the Jews.” He said that if one-tenth the pressure applied on Israel were brought to bear on Iraq oil would flow through the pipelines to Haifa, thus preventing the Jews from accepting Rumanian offers of oil. He added that if Israel were given “any kind of a break” all the people of the Mediterranean area would resist Communism.

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