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  • Israeli Troops Swear Allegiance to Government; Haganah Takes Oath in Jerusalem

    All soldiers in the Defense Army of Israel, including Haganah units in Jerusalem, today took an oath of allegiance to the Provisional Government, following last night’s ceremony at which Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, who also holds the portfolio of Defense Minister, administered the oath to 20 top commanders of the army. As each of… More ▸

  • Israeli State Council Holds Emergency Meeting; Discusses Crisis in Cabinet

    Acting on the request of several members of the Israeli Cabinet and of mayors of Israeli municipalities, Premier David Ben Gurion today called an emergency session of the 37-member Provisional State Council to discuss the situation which has arisen in connection with the unsuccessful Irgun attempt to land arms and ammunition from the ship Vladimir… More ▸

  • Irgun Leaders Call for the Overthrow of Israeli Government

    A call to overthrow the Israeli Government was issued here today by leaders of the Irgun in Jerusalem following battle which took place yesterday between Irgun and Israeli military Units on the Tel .Aviv water-front when Israeli mortar fire blew up the Irgun ship, “Vladimir Jabotinsky,” to prevent the attempted landing of munitions in defiance… More ▸

  • N.Y. Times Urges U.S. Govt. to Halt Funds from This Country to Dissidents

    Commenting on the Haganah-Irgun battle in Tel Aviv the New York Time in an editorial today urged the United States to halt the dispatch of funds from this country to dissident groups in the Jewish state. “It is difficult to see how the U.S. can escape the duty of establishing a control over funds used… More ▸

  • Cease-fire Successful in Palestine, Mediator Bernadotte Informs United Nations

    Count Folke Bernadotte, U.N. Palestine mediator, today advised Secretary-General Trygve Lie that the truce is “holding up well on the whole.” Bernadotte added that he would now turn his full attention to the mediation aspect of the problem and predicted that by the beginning of next week he would have certain concrete suggestions relating to… More ▸

  • Mizrachi 28th Annual Convention Urges Truman to Resist Intrigues Against Israel

    A resolution calling on President Truman to stand firm against “vicious intrigues” that would subvert the Administration’s policy on Israel was adopted here today at the 28th annual convention of the Mizrachi Organization of America. The three-day parley ends tomorrow. The delegates also expressed satisfaction with the unity of the Haganah and all other military… More ▸