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National Lawyers Guild Asks Truman, Marshall to Oppose Hernadotte Proposals on Palestine

An appeal to President Truman, Secretary of State George C. Marshall and U.N. delegate Warren R. Austin “to vigorously oppose those Bernadotte proposals which would destory Israel” was today issued by the National Lawyers Guild.

Urging support of “affective action to preserve the partition resolution,” a statement by the Guild’s executive board declared that “to adopt the Bernadotte proposal in toto would penalize Israel for having accepted the partition resolution.” The abandonment by the U.S. of partition has caused friends of justice every where to “lose faith in the U.S., in its pledged word, and in the professions of sincerity expressed by our government on this issue.”