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Unscop Report Brings Jews to Threshold of Statehood, Shertok Tells B’nai B’rith Parley

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The report of the United Nations Special Committee in Palestine has brought the Jewish people to the threshold of statehood, Moshe Shertok, Jewish Agency political chief, yesterday told an all-day conference of the metropolitan Council of B’nai B’rith, but favorable action by the U.N. General assembly alone “can enable them to cross it.”

Shertok insisted that the Jews “must be masters, if not of the whole country, at least of those parts where they constitute a majority.” He also asserted that the U.N. was considering the Palestine problem against a background of power politics. Frank Goldmann, national president of B’nai B’rith, called on President ruman to intervene with Britain to permit the entrance of refugee Jews to Palestine.

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