war of independence

  • 8 Dead, 17 Wounded in Battle Between Irgun and Israeli Army; Irgunists Surrender

    J.T.A. CORRESPONDENT WATCHES BATTLE; DESCRIBES DEVELOPMENTS A Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent this morning watched, from a distance of several hundred yards, a short battle between the Irgun vessel and a Pal mach barge, The Pal mach crow opened fire with heavy machine guns and the Irgunists soon replied. After a short but heavy exchange, the… 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 ▸

  • Arab-jewish Peace Talks Will Start Next Week in Rhodes, U.N. Mediator Announces

    After an all-day conference in Cairo with the political committee of the Arab League, Count Folke Bernadotte, U.N. mediator for Palestine, informed the Secretariat here that the work of mediation and negotiation between Arabs and Jews will begin next week on the Greek island of Rhodes. To facilitate the task of maintaining liaison and negotiating… More ▸

  • 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 ▸