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  • Ad Hoc Body Backs Partition; Proposal Still Short One Vote for Assembly Approval

    The United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on Palestine today approved partition by a vote of 25 to 13, with 17 abstentions and two delegates absent. The margin for partition was one short of the two-thirds majority which will be needed to secure its adoption by the General Assembly which will convene tomorrow morning at Flushing… More ▸

  • Thousands of Jews Attend Rally in Tel Aviv Opening $2,000,000 Drive for Security Fund

    Several thousand persons packed the Habima. Theatre here, one of the largest auditoriums in the city, while an estimated 10,000 other men and women jammed the surrounding streets as an emergency mobilization drive was launched tonight for $2,000,000 for security measures in connection with the projected Jewish state. David Ben Gurion, Jewish Agency chairman, who… More ▸

  • 400 Dp Immigrants to Celebrate First Thanksgiving at Hias, Usna Dinners Tomorrow

    Some 400 DP’s who recently arrived in this country as immigrants will celebrate their first Thanksgiving dinners Thursday at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the United Service for New Americans. Secretary of Commerce W. Averell Harriman will be the guest of honor and the principal speaker at the USNA dinner. At the HIAS, Isaac… More ▸

  • Transjordan Seen Prepared to Absorb Arab Section of Palestine if Partition Approved

    The Transjordan Government is prepared to absorb the Arab section of a partitioned Palestine as soon as the British withdraw, according to various indications during the past few days. Credence is lent this conclusion by King Abdullah’s statement yesterday that the Arab Legion will remain in Palestine after the British evacuation, by Transjordan Premier Samir… More ▸

  • Partition Will Present Jewish People with “great Challenge,” Weizmann Says

    “The Jewish people will soon be facing a very great challenge when the U.N. carries out the project of partition,” Dr. Chaim Weizmann declared tonight at a concert and supper party celebrating his 73rd birthday. Two thousand guests paid $250 each to attend, the funds going toward the establishment of the Weizmann Institute of Science… More ▸

  • Truman Tells Congressional Leaders Not to Raise Refugee Issue at Special Session

    President Truman told Congressional leaders that the refugee question should not be brought up at the current special session of Congress because of the press of foreign aid and domestic inflation, Rep. Frank Fellows, chairman of the House Immigration Sub-Committee, said today. He added that he could not see how his group could go ahead… More ▸

  • European Jewish Leaders Pessimistic on Effectiveness of Christian-jewish Councils

    Jewish leaders in various countries of Europe are pessimistic concerning the effectiveness of inter-religious groups to eradicate anti-Semitism, Dr. Everett Clinchy, president of the American National Conference of Christians and Jews, declared here today at a press conference. Nevertheless, Christian and Jewish leaders are going ahead with plans to set up in the near future… More ▸