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  • Weizmann Reveals Truman Promised Negev to Jews; Surrenders His British Citizenship

    President Truman gave Dr. Chaim Weizmann definite assurances at their meeting in Washington last November that he would support Jewish claims for the inclusion of the Negev in the territory of the Jewish state, the Israeli President told a press conference here today. Dr. Weizmann said that Truman’s assurances were given after he had shown… More ▸

  • Few Jews Among First Dp’s to Enter United States in October Under New Law

    Very few Jews will be included among 1,650 displaced persons from the U.S. zone of Germany who will be the first immigrants to arrive in the United States this month under the terms of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, it was learned here today. The Bavarian Government today appointed Dr. Philip Auerbach, former state… More ▸

  • Bolivia Revokes Anti-jewish Decree Following Appeal from Dr. Wise to Bolivian President

    President Enrique Hertzog of Bolivia today informed Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the World Jewish Congress, that the Bolivian Government has revoked a decree which threatened the livelihood of many Jews now resident in that country. The measure, which was directed against “Semitic” immigrants who arrived in Bolivia since 1937, authorized a special investigation… More ▸

  • U.S. Catholic Leaders Criticize Reasons for Banking of “gentleman’s Agreement “in Spain

    Leading Catholics and Jews have joined in criticism of a censorship order in Spain which banned “Gentleman’s Agreement,” an American film exposing anti-Senitism in the U.S. Cardinal Francis Spellman, leader of the American Catholics, objected to a statement credited to the ecclesiastical member of the censorship board in Spain which said that the Christian duty… More ▸

  • Acting Palestine Mediator Warns Security Council of Increasingly Serious Situation

    Acting U.N. Palestine Mediator Dr. Ralph Bunche, in a message to the president of the Security Council from U.N. headquarters in Rhodes, today expressed concern over the “increasingly serious situation in Palestine, “particularly as regards the authority, prestige and personal safety of the U.N. observers. In his cable, Bunche cited the “disturbing tendency” of Jews… More ▸

  • Two More Senate Committees May Join Inquiry into Commutation of Ilse Koch Sentence

    The possibility that the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee of the Senate may soon join the Senate Investigating Committee in its inquiry into the commutation of the life sentence of Ilse Koch, wife of the former commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp who was charged with making lampshades of human skin, was indicated… More ▸

  • Sternists Refuse to Testify Before Military Judge; 30 More Arrested in Jerusalem

    Eighteen members of the Stern Group, who refused to testify before a military examining judge today, and demanded that they be examined by a civilian magistrate, succeeded in having their preliminary hearing postponed. Jerusalem military governor Dr. Bernard Joseph today notified the U.N. truce commission that an additional 30 Stern Group members have been arrested… More ▸