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U.S. Zionists Ask U.N. Sanctions Against Arab States Supporting Violence in Palestine

January 21, 1948
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Dr. Emanuel Neumann, president of the Z.O.A., in his closing address urged ?e Security Council “to step in, and it is the plain duty of our government to ?ercise initiative and leadership in that body.” He pointed out that the Security council had intervened in the Indonesian conflict and also in the struggle between ?dia and Pakistan, adding, “it must intervene in Palestine immediately before Arab ?lence and British policy bring out complete chaos.” The Security Council and the ?rge powers represented in it have ample power “to enforce respect for the United Nations decision; they must use it now,” he added.

Mayor Israel Rokach of Tel Aviv, now on a visit to the United States, told ?e gathering that the Jews in Palestine mean to live at peace with the Arabs. He ?rged that the British Government be induced to open the port of Tel Aviv. “Unless this is done at once, I fear that the British will keep us unarmed, untrained and ?adequately prepared for the moment of their withdrawal and leave us defenseless against Arab attacks and incursions from the neighboring Arab countries,” Mayor ?kach said.

Elias M. Epstein, director of the Overseas Department of the Jewish National ?und in Jerusalem, emphasized that the Jewish state will not become a practical reality unless the Jewish National Fund acquires the remaining acres in Palestine which are necessary to assure the Jewish population of a majority of the cultivable terrain.” He pointed out that approximately $800,000,000 will be needed to carry out such a program which will include the exploitation of the resources, such as ?ater, roads and reforestation.

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