war of independence

  • 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 ▸

  • British “diplomatic Dishonesty” Termed Cause for Palestine Way by Justice Steinbrink

    “Blood is being shed on the dusty roadsides and in the green and golden hills of Palestine because of Britain’s diplomatic dishonesty,” Justice Meir Steinbrink, chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, declared last night in an address before District Grand Ledge No. 2 of B’nai Brith, meeting here over the week-end. Emphasizing that Haganah could deal… More ▸

  • Egypt Defeated in First Naval Battle with Israel; Jews Gain in Land Offensive

    The first naval engagement between Israel and Egypt ended here today in a victory for the Jews. Involved in the tattle, which lasted three hours, were an Egyptian convoy consisting of a corvette, two British-type landing craft and the 2,600 ton vessel El Emira Fawzia and one Jewish corvette assisted by two light bombers overhead…. More ▸

  • Arab Armies Bearing Down on Tel Aviv for Major Battle; Latrun Engagement Continues

    Arab forces appeared today to be preparing for a major assault on Tel Aviv, Israel’s civil and military headquarters. Iraqi, Transjordan and Egyptian force were reported moving into position for an attack from the northern, eastern and southern approaches to the Jewish metropolis. There was no official confirmation of these reports from Israeli quarters, however…. More ▸

  • New York Radio Station Devotes Entire Broadcast Day to “salute to Israel” Programs

    Radio station WLIB yesterday devoted its entire broadcast day to a “Salute to Israel” program aeries which included a reading of the Israel Declaration of Independence, talks by Sen. Irving M. Ives, Rep. Emanuel Celler, Major Aubrey S. Eban, Israeli representative at the United Nations, Prof. Albert Einstein and others. Haganah and other Israeli songs… More ▸

  • Old City of Jerusalem Falls to Arabs; Jews Gain in Battle for Tel Aviv Highway

    The Old City, ancient walled town in the center of Jerusalem in which Jews have dwelt for tens of generations, fell this afternoon to King Abdullah’s Arab Legion after a siege of eleven days during which the outnumbered and outgunned Jewish defenders turned every stone and house into a sniper’s post and a fortress. Jewish… More ▸