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  • New York City to Pay Tribute to Col, David Marcus, Mayor Odwyer Announces

    New York City is preparing to pay tribute to the memory of the late Col. David Marcus, supreme Haganah commander on the Jerusalem front, who died from a stray Arab bullet several hours before the Palestine truce became effective. “The city will do its utmost to express its regrets for a former city official and… More ▸

  • Jews Refuse to Permit Truce Observers to Check Convoys on “israeli’s Burma Road”

    The United Nations Truce Commission met here today to a report to U.N. Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte informing him that the Jewish authorities have refused to permit U.N. observers to check food convoys entering Jerusalem under the secretly built bypass road which skirts Latrun and is completely controlled by the Israeli army. The Truce Commission… More ▸

  • Jerusalem Suffers Worst Shelling on Even of Cease-fire, Jews Repulse Arab Assault

    On the eve of the expected cease-fire in the Arab-Jewish war, Jerusalem today suffered what was described in a Jewish Army communique? as “the worst shelling” from Arab artillery which has been pounding the Jewish sections of the city for 27 consecutive days. The communique reported that Arab Legion armored vehicles attempting to break through… More ▸

  • Haganah Denies Arab Report Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital Have Surrendered

    A Haganah communique tonight denied an Amman broad-cart claiming that the Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital atop Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem have surrendered to Arab legion forces. The communique termed the broadcast “completely without foundation.” The Provisional Government of Israel issued an announcement today stating that former Jewish dissident military groups are receiving “a full… More ▸