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  • 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 ▸

  • J.N.F. Leaders Discuss Land Acquisition Program; Consider Insurance Plan

    A plan for the Jewish National Fund to launch campaign for individuals to buy insurance policies naming the organization as beneficiary was presented here today in connection with the extraordinary conference of the J.N.F. which will continue through Sunday at the Waldorf-Astoria. The proceeds from these policies would be used to set up a reserve… More ▸

  • Trans Jordan-israeli Armistice Talks Open; Strain Apparent in First. Brief Session

    The Israeli-Transjordan armistice talks opened here formally today with a nine-minute Joint session at which acting U.N. mediator Ralph J. Bunche was elected chairman, the credentials of the members of both delegations were presented and a seven-point agenda was adopted. Following the conclusion of this business, Dr. Bunche made a short, formal speech of welcome… More ▸

  • Israeli Premier Reports to President Weizmann on Completion of Cabinet Composition

    Israeli Premier David Ben Gurion informed Present Chaim Weizmann today that he had completed composition of a 12-man, four-party cabinet leaving three portfolios for the Mapam and one for the General Zionists if they agree to enter the Government. The Premier said he had reached agreement with his ministers on nearly all ?ints of the… More ▸

  • Dropsie College Professor Doubts Antiquity of Scroll Claimed to Be Book of Isaiah

    The recent discovery by a wandering Bedouin ancient scrolls comprising the book of Isaiah and other Hebrew writings, which used a sensation in scholarly circles, was declared to be “not an important discovery, but possibly a hoax,” by Dr. Solomon Zeitlin, Professor of Rabbinical Literature at Dropsie College. Dr. Zeitlin, one of the world’s leading… More ▸

  • 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 ▸