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  • Shertok, Says British Are Pledged Not to Cross into Israeli Territory in Aqaba Area

    Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok, at his weekly stress conference today, reiterated the statement that the British had undertaken, is-a-vis Israel, not to cross into territory assigned to Israel where it touches Trans Jordan at the Gulf of Aqaba. The Israelis do not intend to enter Trans Jordanian territory, he said, adding, yet recurrent propaganda on… More ▸

  • Hungary Denies Holding Discussions with Israeli Diplomat on Jewish Emigration

    A Foreign Office spokesman today told a press conference that there is no truth in reports published abroad of alleged negotiations between Israeli Minister Ihud Avriel and the Hungarian Government with regard to Jewish emigration from Hungary to Israel. The visits paid by the Israeli Minister to members of the government were merely formal, he… More ▸

  • Jewish Restitution Body Filed 74,000 Claims for Heirless, Communal Property in Germany

    Nearly 74,000 claims for restitution of heiress or communal Jewish property have been filed with the American military government in Germany by the Jewish Restitution Organization, it was revealed in a report the organization’s activities in 1948 made public here today. Among the claims are some 9,800 against the former German Government, 9,500 which deal… More ▸

  • Hungary, Rumania, Czechoslovakia Agree to Halt Jews Leaving Country Illegally

    The Hungarian, Czechoslovak and Rumanian authorities are trying to smash, by joint effort, an alleged organization which is reported we smuggled 5,000 persons–a large number of them Jews–to the West in the last ##ter of 1948, a high Hungarian official who asked that his name be withheld re##ed here today. The authorities have agreed on… More ▸

  • Dp Camps Could Be Closed by June Next Year, Carusi Tells Congressional Body

    Displaced Persons Commission chairman Ugo ###si told the House Immigration Sub-Committee today that he thought Jewish dis###ced persons camps in Europe could probably be closed by June 30, 1950. ,p/>Dr. William Haber, recently retired adviser on Jewish affairs to the U.S. ###ater commanders in Germany and Austria, made such a prediction in his final re###t… More ▸

  • First Group of Israel-bound Refugees Arrives at Marseilles from British Zone

    The first group of Israel-bound immigrants from the Bergen-Belsen DP camp for Jews in the British zone of Germany reached Marseilles today, it was announced here by the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad, which made the travel arrangements. The party numbered 550 and included some men of military age. The immigrants will be forced to… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Establishes Economic Department to Stimulate U.S. Investments for Israel

    The establishment in New York of an economic statement by the Jewish Agency “for the purpose of stimulating and mobilizing American investment capital for the development of Israel,” was announced at a press conference here today. The conference was addressed by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, acting chairman of the American section of the Agency’s executive, and… More ▸

  • Security Council Votes to Admit Israel to U.N. Membership; Vote is 9 to 1

    The U.N. Security Council tonight voted, by one to one, with one abstention, to recommend the admission of Israel to the United nations. Final approval must be given by the General Assembly which will begin meeting again April 5. Britain abstained, while Egypt cast the lone negative ballot. Specifically the Council adopted a resolution proposed… More ▸