Zionism at the UN: A Diary...

This book records in diary form the events the author was involved in as an emissary of the Political Department of the Jewish Agency for Palestine to the United Nations Conference, meeting in San Francisco in the late spring and early summer of 1945. The demand for a Jewish state on the official level was first made clear at this conference.

Foreword HOWARD M. SACHAR On November 10, 1975, the United Nations General Assem-bly issued a resolution branding Zionism as “ racism.” The condemnation in fact was but one of a long, if recent, series of United Nations proclamations and pronunciamentos in-tended to isolate Israel in the international community. In this instance, however, the resolution reflected more than the transformation of the United Nations into a sounding board for its aggressive Third World majority of Afro- Asian- Communist members. By the appalling militancy of its own anti- white and anti- Jewish racism, the resolution all but wrote finis to a dream once cherished by men of goodwill every-where. Was it barely thirty years ago, in May and June of 1945, that the statesmen of the victorious Allied and associated powers gathered in San Francisco to lay the foundations of a new world order? From the vantage point of the 1970s— and most particularly in the aftermath of the statement of November 10, 1975— it is all but impossible to grasp the near- mystic hopes that were enshrined in the deliberations that produced the United Nations Charter. More than an instrument of collective security was to be formulated. A mighty edifice of peace and freedom, of justice and dignity, was to be erected for Great Powers and weaker nations, for sovereign states and colonially mandated races alike. The Zionists were among the welter of delegations that converged on San Francisco to plead their special causes and to press their— often fragile— claims to national recognition. No people had a more anguished vested interest in winning ix   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageAcknowledgmentsContentsForewordZionizm at the UNIntroductionI In the CorridorsII The “Unholy Alliance”—Russia and the Arab LeagueIII Politics and Public RelationsINDEXILLUSTRATIONS
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