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No Danger of Arab Invasion of Palestine, Histadruth Leaders Report in New York

October 30, 1947
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There is no danger of an Arab invasion of Palestine in spite of the threats of the neighboring Arab countries, it was reported here today by three leaders of the Histadruth at a press luncheon arranged for them by American Zionist labor groups.

The three – Abba Khoushi, Joseph Biankower and Don Pines – who recently arrived from Palestine, emphasized that the Jews there are prepared to resist any Arab attacks and are on constant guard. Mr. Khoushi said that the Haganah is now mobilizing all Jewish men and women in the country between 18 and 30 years of age, while all ?en over the age of 30 are being mobilized for civil defense.

Mr. Pines emphasized that the two major problems facing the Jews of Palestine are how to avoid chaos after the withdrawal of the British forces and how to raintain security. The Histadruth, he said, is making all the preparations necessary to meet these two problems.

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