war of independence

  • Joseph Sprinzak Histadruth Leader, Elected Chairman of Israeli State Council

    Joseph Sprinzak, Histadruth leader and member of the Labor Party, was last night elected chairman of the Israeli State Council, it was revealed here this morning. Sprinzak became a member of the Council only yesterday, replacing Goldie Meirson who was appointed Minister to the Soviet Union. Dr. Abraham Granovsky, managing director of the Jewish National… More ▸

  • Israeli Forces Fighting in Streets of Ramleh; Jews Massing for Several Offensives

    Israeli forces today fought their way into the streets of Ramleh, major Arab town athwart of the main Tel Aviv-Jerusalem supply route and less than 15 miles from the Israeli capital. The penetration of Ramleh follows yesterday’s capture of the Lydda airport, near Ramleh, by the Jews. Meanwhile, other Jewish troops were consolidating their positions… More ▸

  • U.S. Threatens Arab States with Sanctions; Demands Arabs Accept Extension of Truce

    The United States today warned the Arab states that unless they reconsider their rejection of the U.N. Palestine mediator’s appeal for a prolongation of the Palestine truce which expires tomorrow, the Security Council will have no choice but to take punitive action against them under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter which deals with threats… More ▸

  • U.N. Mediator Proposes Extension of Palestine Truce; Peace Plan Reported Rejected

    U.N. mediator Count Folke Bernadotte today proposed to both the Arabs and the Jews that the present four-week truce be extended and that Jerusalem and certain areas of Haifa be demilitarized. The proposal followed the reported rejection by both parties of his suggestions for a solution of the Palestine war. Bernadotte, who is scheduled to… More ▸

  • World Jewish Congress Hails Establishment of Israel As Fulfillment of Jewish Hopes

    A declaration greeting the state of Israel in the name of “broad masses of Jewish people throughout the world” was read here tonight at a special Palestine session of the second convention of the World Jewish Congress. The declaration, read by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the executive committee of the W.J.C., hailed the establishment… More ▸