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Wise Voices Disillusionment at Truman’s Disavowal of Palestine Resolution

Dr. Stephen S. Wise, joint chairman of the American Zionist Emergency Council, today voiced the sense of disillusionment felt by American Zionists over President Truman’s statement at his press conference of Thursday, November 29th, expressing his opposition to, the Palestine resolution now pending in Congress.

“The President’s reversal of his party’s pledge will give countless American citizens, non-Jews as well as Jews, reason for pause and reflection,” Dr. Wise declared in a statement issued here after he had sent a telegram to President-Truman on behalf of the Council, as well as on his own behalf. “Will this not lend unhappy confirmation to the current charge that political promises made to the electorate in the interest of the Jewish people have been no more than more vote-getting devices?”