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The "weeping" and rioting" Hebrews who fight British troops with their fists

in Haifa have no better weapons to withstand the British than they had in the

Warsaw Ghetto, in the concentration camp or in the forests of Lithuania and Latvia.

The

Weekly

Review

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September

26th 1946

 

 

American Zionism

Unless the Lord Build the House

They Labor in Vain Who Build It

 

We reproduce a full-page advertisement (21 x 13) which appeared in The Philadelphia Record, in the middle of August. The document was given to us by a member of "the Hebrew people" who is a British subject and indignant at the misguided, uninstructed and false statements made to bring estrangement between Great Britain and the U.S.A., whose citizens can hardly be deceived by the use of the word "repetition." The break-away of an English colony from the home government in 1776 can hardly strike men as an appropriate comparison with an invasion of a mandated territory by those who have never been subjects of His Majesty the King.

We are reminded of the manner in which the British Israelites, or some similar cult, used to spread a map of the Great Pyramid across the pages of the Morning Post in its later days--there were fascinating chambers and passages pregnant with coming events which had been foretold at the beginning of time. These announcements induced in the reader a sense of awe as though he were being prepared for the Day of Judgement; but there are no records of mass preparation for that awful event. Indeed it was, to use a less exalted simile, as though one had received a straight tip for the Derby. We mention this because large-scale advertising, especially in America, does not inspire the confidence mere size might imply.

In other words, the bark is usually more effective than the bite.

 BRITAIN     HAS

DECLARED

WAR    ON      FREEDOM

In this year of the Christian era, 1946, there exists a small nation without gold, oil, empire, or power. They are the survivors of Adolf Hitler's ruthless barbaric onslaught against the Hebrew people. Their only hope is to re-establish themselves in peace and freedom in their ancient homeland, Palestine.

The powerful British Empire seeks Palestine as a base for Colonial military operation. To achieve this, she has defied both international law and human decency. Today she is ready to strangle the last hope of the Hebrew people. Her mighty navy, army and RAF have been mobilised to keep the Hebrews from returning home to Palestine.

Against this array of British might, the Hebrews have but one weapon on their side--justice.

The "weeping" and rioting" Hebrews who fight British troops with their fists in Haifa have no better weapons to withstand the British than they had in the Warsaw Ghetto, in the concentration camp or in the forests of Lithuania and Latvia. And they have no choice but to fight with their naked hands or be deported from their legal home to the Island of Cyprus, where the British Government is setting up their Dauchau like concentration camps. Only in Cypress its jailors will speak the King's English.

Britain has declared war on freedom.

Free men and women all over the world will not let this declaration pass unopposed.

As before, the British will ultimately lose this war.

It is a repetition of America's fight in 1776 and ireland's. This issue will not be decided in a contest between the decimated Hebrew nation and the mighty British empire, but between the public opinion of the world, of civilized and freedom loving men and the desperate empire.

Therefore, we, free Americans of all creeds and all races, will redouble our unremitting support to the Hebrew people.

We will oppose any appeasement of Britain and the betrayal of the Hebrew people from any quarter for any political leader. Partition plans are dangerous evasions--they are not based on justice and will be washed away in blood.

We, therefore, pledge our moral and material aid toward that solution so that:

1. The REPATRIATION of the Hebrews should go on until the last Hebrew in Europe who wishes to go to Palestine gets there.

2. The heroic resistance of the Hebrews in Palestine will have reached a victorious end.

3. The world recognizes the right of the Hebrews to a place among the peoples of the world and to a country of their own on this earth.

LET'S TAKE ACTION! The American league for a Free Palestine's three-point point positive programme appears above.

We call upon all of you, the free people of America, to rally with us behind this just, historic fight for freedom. Britain has declared war on freedom. What is your answer?

This is no time to relax. This is no time for silence. Contribute and get your friends to contribute. Don't abandon the survivors in Europe and the hroic hebrew efforts in palestine. Send your checks now!

AMERICAN LEAGUE FOR A FREE PALESTINE, INC.

25 WEST 45TH ST.          ---          NEW YORK 19, N.Y.        ---            BR. 9-460

HON. GUY M. GILLETTE, PRESIDENT

       CO-CHAIRMEN: VICE-CHAIRMEN:
WILLIAM S. BENNET STELLA ADLER
LOUIS BROMFIELD KONRAD BERCOVICI
BEN HECHT LESTER COHEN
WILL ROGERS, JR. FOWLER HARPER
HARRY LOUIS SELDEN DR. ALEXANDER HADANI
ANDREW L. SOMERS, M.C. NATHAN GEORGE HORWITT
ALEX WILF JOHAN J. SMERTENKP
ARTHUR SZYK
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:              TREASURER:
                Y. BEN-AMI         MRS. LOUIS UNTERMEYER
                              EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: MAURICE ROSENBLATT

Please make cheque payable to Mrs. Louis Untermeyer, Treas.

By a Ruling of Treasury Dept., Contributions to This Organization Are Tax Exempt

The last line of the advertisement would seem to suggest that it is privileged if not sponsored by the U.S. Government; it is not clear, however, from what tax its contribution will be exempted. On the other hand, a State Department appears not only to have given the "American League for a Free Palestine" its approval but to have conferred upon those supporting it certain advantages of a special kind. it is, in its way, comparable to the campaign in this country against the present rulers in Spain; we constantly hear of fantastic statements made in the Press and at public meetings for which the opinions of individual members of the government are quoted in support. in America Great Britain is in a similar dock; Mr. Wallace is not to be counted among our most fervent admirers, and he is by no means as Anglophobe as many in the Middle West where the effulgent beams of the British sun are less penetrating than in the East.

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