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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Irgun Sympathizers “invade” Jewish Agency Office in N.y.; Hold Memorial Service

    Fifty uniformed youths, members of Brith Trumpeldor, which is sympathetic to the Irgun Zvai Leumi, today “invaded” the offices of the Jewish Agency here, at 16 East 66th Street. They forcibly entered the office of Arthur Lourie, Israeli Consul General, and told him they were going to hold memorial services for Irgunists killed during the… 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 ▸

  • Pro-irgun Group in U.S. Blames Israeli Leaders for Battle on Tel Aviv Shores

    Emphasizing that a right censorship has been imposed by the Israeli Government on news concerning the battle yesterday between the Irgun and Israeli Army forces, the Palestine Resistance-Defense Fund, a pro-Irgun group, today issued a statement blaming Premier David Ben Gurion and Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok for the clash. The statement charged the two Israeli… 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸