U.S. Will Continue to Urge Admission of 100,000 Jews to Palestine, Truman Announces
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U.S. Will Continue to Urge Admission of 100,000 Jews to Palestine, Truman Announces

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The United States will continue to urge entry of 100,000 displaced Jews to Palestine and will endeavor to arrive at a means by which it can be done, President Truman said today at his press conference.

The President declined to make any comment on Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin’s statement indicating his opposition to the admission of the Jews. He said that Bevin’s statement had not yet been officially communicated to him.

To a question on the measures being taken by this Government to expedite the transfer of the 100,000, the President replied that this will be the task of the Cabinet committee which he recently appointed. He said that the committee itself will not go to London but is sending representatives there.


A four-man technical group of War and State Department officials left yesterday for London to assist Ambassador W. Averill Harriman in pursuing further inquiries in connection with the Anglo-American committee report on Palestine, a State Department spokesman announced today. (From London it was reported that the group had arrived there.)

It was explained that this group is not improved to make any decision but will merely continue exploratory investigations pending initiation of work by the President’s Cabinet committee. The Department emphasized that the group is separate and distinct from the Cabinet committee.

The State Department representatives are Even Wilson, head of the Palestine section of the Near Eastern Division, and Lawrence W. Cramer, of the Occupied Areas Division, who is also assistant director of the State, War, and Navy Coordinating Committee. Lt. Col. Geoffrey W. Lewis, chief of the economic section of the Civil Affairs Division of the War Department, and a yet unspecified officer of the Land and Operation Division represent the War Department.

Goldthwaite H, Dorr, New York attorney, has been appointed by Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson as his alternate on the Cabinet Committee on Palestine and Related Problems. He served during the war as special assistant to former Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson.

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