NEW YORK (Feb. 19)
An appeal to President Truman to re-assert his demand for the immediate admission of 100,000 Jews into Palestine was made tonight by Dr. Emanuel Neumann, vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America and American member of the World Zionist executive, addressing 500 Zionist representatives at a reception at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel tendered him on the occasion of his return from London where he participated in the informal talks between the Jewish Agency and the British Government.
“The offer made by the U.S. Government to transport the 100,000 Jews from Europe to Palestine on American ships should be implemented without further ado,” Dr. Neumann said. “The British Government will not dare to intercept these ships as she does the broken-down hulks now attempting the perilous journey from European ports crammed to the rails with helpless refugees.
“Bevin’s announcement that the doors of Palestine will remain closed for another year is a renewed affront to the American Government and people and a flagrant violation of the Charter of the United Nations itself,” he declared. He charged Bevin with callousness toward the plight of the hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees who are still languishing in the displaced persons camps.