Leaders Call for Prompt U.N. Action at Dinner Marking 30th Balfour Anniversary
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Leaders Call for Prompt U.N. Action at Dinner Marking 30th Balfour Anniversary

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The 30th anniversary of the issuance of the Bal four Declaration was marked here tonight in the presence of distinguished members of the delegations attending the General Assembly, at a dinner arranged by the Zionist organization of America. The principal speakers included former Gov. Herbert H. Leh## Bartley C. Crum and Dr. Emanuel Noumann, ZOA president, who presided.

Declaring that “it is inconceivable that the world will be willing to have that work, which has been so nobly carried on, nullified, the sacrifices of generations brought to naught,” Gov. Lehman called for approval of the UNSCOP majority report, pointing out that “the territory proposed for the Jewish state constitutes the irrecucible minimum and must not be whittled down. The Jewish Agency for Palestine ## with reluctance accepted the partition with a number of territorial reservations which would do justice to the claims of the Jewish people,” he added. “These resrvations I greatly hope will be found acceptable to the Committee and to the Assembly Gov, Lehman stressed the need for immediate immigration to Palestine on a large stale.

Dr. Neumann told the dinner that “I cannot help but feel that now at least we are on the eve of a great event – an event perhaps too great for us to comprehend its full historic significance. Tonight I cannot help but believe that out of this session of the General Assembly of the United Nations will emerge a decision calling for the early establishment of an independent Jewish State. The two-thirds vote retired for this decision may not be there at the moment, but it is definitely attain##le, I hope, I believe that it will be attained if the Great Powers at the forefroat of the effort press forward with determination to achieve that result. Having said that, I must hasten to add that disappointment may still be in store for us from ## cuarter or another which may affect the outcome,” he added.

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