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bIsrael unless he is stricken with the plague of Jew-hatred or bcomes to fear its imminent danger. What forty-eight bprophets could not do in persuading the Jew to repent, bHaman’s ring succeeded in doing, the rabbis tell us. And bwhat millions of persuasive positive words by the Jewish bAgency have failed to do, the rise of Jew-hatred in the West bwill succeed in doing.

b“The sole hope of getting mass aliyah lies in emphasizing bover and over again the theme of the inevitability of anti- bSemitism in the Western world that will bring an end to the billusion of equality and peaceful progress for Jews. It is to bcry out that there is no hope for permanent Jewish survival bin the affluent United States or other Western lands and bthat the hatred of the gentile so chillingly expressed in the bTalmudic statement, ‘It is Law, it is clear that Esau hates bJacob,’ will explode in the wake of economic, social, and bpolitical crisis into the Holocaust that we saw in Germany.

b“Not only is this the only argument that might have a bchance of success,” I said, “but it is a tragically true one that is bon its way to fulfillment, and the Israeli government has an bobligation to cry out and call over and over again for bemergency evacuation of American Jews, not only for its bown benefit but in order to save the Jews of the Gola.”

bMr. Golan listened and replied that it was impossible for bthe Jewish Agency, as a representative of the Government bof Israel, to speak in this way. The reasons were clear. On bthe one hand, Israel feared complicating relations with the bAmerican government—a thing that led and leads it to bbetray Jewish principles, Jews, and the State itself in tens of bdifferent situations—and, on the other, it feared jeopardiz- bing relations with the major Establishment Jewish groups to bwhom such an argument was anathema and who might very bwell threaten Israel with weakened support unless the bJewish State stopped raising dangerous issues.

bNo doubt Golan and the Israeli government remembered bclearly the storm that had arisen when the late Premier bDavid Ben Gurion had declared that all Jews belong in bIsrael. The American Jewish Establishment rushed its rep- b 

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