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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, March 24, 1944, Image 2

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Selling The Jordan Down The Thames
BY CONGRESSMAN EMANUEL CELLER
A
Congressman Emanuel Celler, a militant spokesman for
American democracy and a proud champion of the cause of
his brethren, makes the serious charge that the British
Colonial Office is behind the movement to gag Congress on
The Jewish Commonwealth issue.
. . . The Editor
Beneath the official protests of
Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt
against Congressional statements
in favor of the settlement of Jews
in Palestine, is easily discernible
the last desperate maneuvering of
the collected forces determined to
crush Palestine as a national
homeland for the Jewish people.
The gun-running trials in Pal
estine had failed in their obvious
purpose to discredit the Jewish
Agency. Also the plan for a
Federation of Arab States had
collapsed, as was to be expected.
Embedded in the talk of an
Arab Federation is always found
the hollow exposition that little
Palestine is the stumbling block
in the path of unity.
A belief in the mirage that was
and is a Pan-Arabian Union had
long been assiduously fostered
and nurtured and offered as a
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palatable dish to the Arabs by the
British Colonial Office, which had
1 all the while been aware of the
; impossibility of its realization. It
j was but another manifestation of
the British Colonial policy of ob
j scuring the issue, under the pre
tense of sympathy, in order to
continue British control. No en
couragement for such a union
would have been given by Great
j Britain had she for a moment be
lieved that it could come to pass.
! Lawrence of Arabia’s words are
| not unknown to the erudite Brit
! ish Colonial Office. He said:
| “The Arabic-speaking peoples are
as diverse as the English-speak
j ing and equally distinct. From
Morocco to Mesopotania is as far,
j spiritually, as from San Francisco
;to Aberdeen. Further, there is a
i world between the bedouin of
" Azrak, and the peasant of Am
i man, though the journey is only
fifty miles. Only a criminal would
wish to make them all aline.
When people talk of Arab confed
erations or empires, they talk
fantastically. It will be gener
ations, I expect—unless the vital
tempo of the East is much accel
erated —before any two Arab
states join voluntarily.
“The nearest approach to an
Arab empire at present is Ibn
Saud’s. It is a figment built on
sand. Nothing static will arise
in the desert, which has seen
1 hundreds of such tyrannies as
this, all cemented with blood. It
will pass.”
Foreign Censorship of Congress
But the intrigue continues.
The United States bestirs itself
to speak congressionally in favor
| of the establishment in Palestine
I of a National Homeland for the
I Jews. Through diplomatic chan
■ nels, protests are made by Arab
j states against this activity of
Congress. Those who protest
know that it is contrary to good
! diplomatic procedure. What non
sense is this, for officers of a
foreign Government to tell the
members of Congress what to say
and what not to say? Since when
can they play censor of the utter
! ances of the Congress of the
United States? No official of the
United States Government can
censor what is said on the floor
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JOHN W. PEHLE
While recognizing that the
problems confronting the recently
created War Refugee Board are
complex and difficult, John W.
Pehle, acting Executive Director
of the Agency, which, he said, is
engaged in the “greatest human
itarian task of all *times,” empha
sized that the Board is encourag
ing Jews to escape Nazi-occupied
Europe and preparing to provide
assistance to those “who cannot
escape.”
of the House, let alone a foreign
official. •
But the timing was too perfect,
coming when action was about to
be taken on the Wright-Compton
Resolution condemning the re
striction of Jewish immigration
into Palestine.
Why The Protests Now?
I make bold to say that these
protests are actually the voice of
the British Colonial Office. With
denunciation of the White Paper
mounting, its policy, in one way
or another, must be sustained and
justified. Arabian protests against
Jewish immigration into Pales
tine would appear to be an excel
lent weapon to stem the tide of
opposition. The Arabs issued no
protest in 1917 when the Balfour
Declaration was issued, nor was
a protest forthcoming when fifty
two nations ratified the Palestine
Mandate which incorporated the
Balfour Declaration. Our State
Department was not deluged with
notes of protest when in 1922
Congress passed a resolution, sim
ilar to the present Wright-Comp
ton bill, favoring the establish
ment in Palestine of a national
homeland for the Jewish people.
I recall no protest, when in 1924
the United States and Great
Britain entered into a treaty in
which it was agreed that no one
shall be excluded from Palestine
on the ground of race or religion.
Nor do I remember any Arabian
outburst when the State Depart
ment protested to Great Britain
that there had been a violation of
the Anglo-American treaty in the
partition of Palestine, through
cutting off Transjordan.
These protests should be view
ed against the background of the
events of recent years.
Reward For Treachery
The hostility of the Arab lead
ers to the Allied cause when
' Hitler’s victory was imminent,
1 was no secret. Iraq had to be
beaten into submission; the Egyp
tian Prime Minister was caught
betraying British military secrets
to the Axis; the Grand Mufti of
Jerusalem fled to Berlin to con
tinue his nefarious activities.
This is the treachery that must be
rewarded. The Arabs know no
right but that of being on the
winning side.
With their passion for bak
sheesh (bribe), the Arabs have
now placed themselves in a neat
position., They are now ready to
bargain and bargain hard. They
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