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Truman Insists He Has “never Retreated” from His Stand on Palestine Partition

President Truman told two White House callers ##s morning that he has “never retreated” from his stand in support of the partition Palestine.

Sen. Francis J. Myers of Pennsylvania and David L. Lawrence, Mayor of Pitts-?rgh, told reporters after their call that the President reiterated his belief that ### United States-proposed trusteeship plan be instituted in Palestine should be ####porary and that the important thing at the moment is to “establish the atmosphere ## peace in Palestine.”One hundred and eighty members of Congress–30 Senators and 150 Representative members of all parties, met last night at an off-the-record dinner meeting to ### Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver and Dr. Emanuel Neumann, president of the Zionist Organization of America, and to discuss with them the future of Palestine. Invitations ## attend the dinner meeting were issued to all members of Congress by a bi-partisan ##oup of eight Senators and Representatives.

A petition to declare Jerusalem an open city under the protection of the ##ited Nations was endorsed yesterday by 22 clergymen of the Washington area attending meeting of the committee on religious life in the nation’s capital. It is planned ## circulate the petition among other clergymen and then send it to the State Department and the United Nations.

A “pilgrimage” to Washington arranged for today by the Emergency Committee ## Save the Jewish State was disavowed in a statement by the Jewish War Veterans of America. The statement pointed out that “Communism, both foreign and domestic, has been availing itself of the Palestine crisis to pose as the friend and defender ?f minority peoples.” It expressed the belief that “the sponsors of the demonstration ## Washington are not primarily concerned either with the interests of the United States or the welfare and security of the Jewish people in Palestine.”

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