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Zionist Emergency Council Warns Against “american League for Free Palestine”

May 9, 1944
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The American Zionist Emergency Council, speaking for all major Zionist bodies in the United States, today issued “a warning to the Zionists of America” against the activities of the newly-created American League for a Free Palestine. In a statement circulated to all groups represented in the Council, it was charged that the League is attempting “to destroy Zionism and the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the recognized spokesman of the Jewish people in all matters concerning the future of Palestine.”

Declaring that “full-page advertisements will not rebuild the Jewish National Home,” the Council’s statement scored the tactics of the League and labeled its founders “a small group of persons, who, within recent years, acting in accordance with the opportunistic impulses of the moment and exploiting the miseries which have befallen our people abroad, have established one paper organization after another.” The “paper organizations” listed by the Council are the Friends of a Jewish Palestine, the Committee for a Jewish Army, the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe and the League for a Free Palestine. “None of these organizations or committee have had any official relationship, direct or indirect, with any responsible body in American Jewish life,” the statement said.

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