American Jewish Committee Urges U.S. Government to Back U.N. Partition Plan

The American Jewish Committee today urged the United States Government to “vigorously and speedily” endorse the majority recommendation of the United Nations Speical Committee on Palestine which provides for the partitioning of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states.

In a telegram to Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the Committee emphasized that it has “never been a part of the Zionist movement but has always been deeply concerned with the development of Jewish settlement in Palestine.” Signed by Joseph ? Proskauer, president, and Jacob Blaustein, chairman of its executive, the telegram expressed confidence that the American people will back the government in supporting the UNSCOP majority recommendations.

“The UNSCOP, an impartial international body, has come to substantial agreement on the dangerous and difficult problem in a troubled area,” the telegram pointed out. “Acceptance of this report would in our judgment tend to bring about the quickest possible beneficial results in the handling of the problem. It offers immediate ?eans for relieving the desperate situation of 150,000 of the Jews in the displaced persons camps of Europe. We express to our Government our wholehearted endorsement of the spirit animating the majority report and our confidence that the American people, impelled by a love of fair play and justice, will back our Government in supporting it.”

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