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Palestine Issue Ranks First in Mail to U.S. Government; 200,000 Communications Receive

Palestine was the foreign, issue uppermost in people’s minds during the past year, a survey of incoming mail to the White House and Stats Department revealed over the week-end. The problem of Soviet-American relations ranked second behind Palestine, the survey established. About 200,000 letters and wires were received from all sections of the U.S. supporting, criticizing or inquiring about the Palestine issue.

At least half of the mail received dealt directly with the question of partition, with nearly all of the correspondence characterized as “pro-Jewish” on the partitioning of Palestine. The lifting of the Palestine arms embargo was also strongly advocated, the report showed. On the day following the U.S. reversal on partition, the State Department received a total of 30,000 letters and telegrams protesting this action.