Jewish Agency confirms Bevin's "anti-Semitic" claim that it exploits anti-Semitism

CO 537/1715

British Foreign Secretary Ernest publically stated that American support for Zionism was largely fuelled by anti-Semitism. The fear of Jews turning up on New York’s shores, he claimed, was the reality behind much of the US support for a ‘Jewish State’ in Palestine.

The remark elicited venomous outrage, with US Senator Robert Wagner accusing Bevin of anti-Semitism for this “echo from Nazi dogma [which] will not be excused or forgotten”.

Under item 2 on page 7 of the document on the left, Shertok (future Prime Minister Sharett) matter-of-factly confirms Bevin's claim in an address to the Jewish Agency Executive.

State of Terror, p113


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