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Byrnes Instructs U.S. Diplomats Truman’s Statement is Official Policy on Palestine

Secretary of State James F. Byrnes has informed American embassies in London, Paris and elsewhere that President Truman’s Yom Kippur statement is now the official U.S. policy on Palestine and has instructed them to guide themselves accordingly, it was reliably reported here today.

The President’s statement reiterated his demand for the immediate admission of 100,000 Jews to Palestine and supported the proposal of the Jewish Agency executive for a “viable Jewish state” in part of the country.