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Truman, Byrnes Approved Resolution Only a Month Ago, Neumann Charges

Dr. Emanuel Neumann, acting president of the Zionist Organization of America, today revealed that only a month ago President Truman and Secretary of State James F. Byrnes had approved the Wagner-Taft resolution. He emphasized that this resolution was introduced after Senator Wagner consulted the President on its text.

“We have no illusions any more as to the attitude of the present administration toward the Zionist demands for Palestine,” Dr. Neumann stated, addressing a group of editors. “We consider President Truman’s and Secretary Byrnes’ attitude to be definitely hostile.” He indicated the American Zionist movement intends to fight for Jewish rights in Palestine even more vigorously than heretofore.