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  • U.S. Opposes, Soviet Backs Arab Plea for Full Debate; Poland Asks Jewish Representation

    The U.S.-Soviet cleavage on international affairs was reflected at the General Committee of the United Nations today when the American delegate opposed and the Russian representative endorsed the Arab request for addition to the General Assembly agenda of a special item calling for the termination of the Mandate and the proclamation of Palestine’s independence. The… More ▸

  • Congressman Charges Campaign of Distortion on Dp Immigration to the United States

    In a speech to the House today, Rep. Arthur G. Klein, Democrat, of New York, pointed out that there is “apparently a conspiracy of distortion and misrepresentation” now under way to confuse the public and Congress on the subject of displaced persons. Speaking in support of the Stratton Bill, recently introduced in the House, which… More ▸

  • Britain and France to Hold Further Discussions on Curbing Immigration to Palestine

    A Foreign Office spokesman today announced that Anglo-French discussions “on a technical level” will be held soon to discuss French “cooperation” with the British drive to cut off visaless immigration to Palestine. It is expected that the parley will be held in Paris. Although the spokesman still declined to release the contents of the French… More ▸

  • Lively Debate on Palestine Expected at British Labor Party Annual Convention in May

    A lively debate on the Palestine issue at the forthcoming annual meeting of the British Labor Party which is scheduled to open at Margate May 26 was foreshadowed here today with the publication of proposed resolutions. Included among them are demands for the abrogation of the White Paper, ending of land purchase restrictions and surrender… More ▸

  • British, Egyptian Agents in Egypt Searching for Reported Palestine Extremists

    All hotels and boarding houses in Cairo, Alexandria and Port Said are being closely watched by British and Egyptian agents following receipt by political police of information that alleged Palestine extremists have entered the country. It is understood that after the execution of Dov Gruner, the underground threatened to retaliate against British officials in Egypt…. More ▸

  • Z.O.A. Golden Jubilee Convention to Be Held in New York City July 3-6

    The 50th annual convention of the Zionist Organization of American will be held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, July 3 through July 6, according to a decision by the National Administrative Council of the organization. The Palestine situation in all its aspects, particularly in the light of the discussion by the U.N.,… More ▸

  • Argentine Foreign Office Denies Report Consuls Ordered Not to Issue Visas to Jews

    A spokesman for the Foreign Office today denied reports that Argentine consuls have been instructed not to issue visas to Jews wishing to enter the country for business or other reasons. Ernesto Campolongo, director of the administrative department of the Foreign Office, said rejection of visa applications was never due to racial reasons. More ▸

  • Rabbinical Council of America Calls on U.S. to Press Jewish Cause at U.N. Session

    The United States was urged to take the initiative in championing the Jewish cause at the U.N. session on Palestine in a resolution adopted here today by the 11th annual convention of the Pabbinical Council of America. The resolution also called on the U.S. Government to insist that the Jewish Agency be accorded full representation… More ▸

  • China Signs Iro Constitution; Will Send Delegate to Preparatory Commission in Lausanne

    In a ceremony at Flushing Meadows today, Dr. P.C. Chang, Chinese representative on the U.N. Economic and Social Council, signed the constitution of the International Refugee Organization and the interim arragements for a preparatory commission to bring the I.R.O. into operation as soon as possible. He announced that China would send a delegate to the… More ▸