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Zionist Parley in London Urges British Government to Enccurage Peace in Middle East

March 13, 1950
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Delegates attending the opening session of the national conference of the Zionist Federation of Britain today adopted a resolution calling on the British Government to “encourage peace in the Middle East and discourage those seeking a second round in the Arab-Israel war.”

Barnott Janner, Laborite M.P., told the more than 1,000 delegates that he hoped a “way would be found to relieve Israel’s understandable anxieties” over the Arab states’ rearmament. At the same time Mr. Janner expressed satisfaction with Britain’s attitudo on the question of Jerusalem and urged the formation of an Anglo-Israel partnership to promote peace in the Middle East.

Borl Locker, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive in Jerusalem, told the parley that “only when the last Jew who wishes to go home has reached Israel will Zionism’s task be fulfilled.” The area now held by Israel, he cautioned, can be retained only if it is colonized. Tribute was paid to Israel Minister to Britain, Dr. Mordocai Eliash, whose sudden death yesterday led to the suspension of part of the conference agenda.

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