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Synagogue Council Protests to Truman and Byrnes at Desecration of Sabbath by British

The Synagogue Council of America, representing all branches of American Jewish religious life, today released the text of a telegram sent to President Truman and Secretary Byrnes, expressing the Council’s “deep sense of horror and outrage over the brutal and wanton aggression against the Jews of Palestine.”

The message added: “We are particularly outraged by the fact that the British deliberately chose the Jewish Sabbath to inaugurate their aggression, thus giving evidence of their utter disregard for decency and justice.”