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N.Y. Post Rejects Advertisement for Irgun Funds; Opposes Civil War in Israel

June 30, 1948
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The New York Post has refused to accept a paid advertisement appealing for funds for the Irgun following the split between the Irgun and the Israeli Government, it was revealed here by Ted Thackrey, editor of the paper.

“Although I have attempted to follow as free a policy as possible in permitting conflicting points of view to be aired in paid space identified by signature of a responsible organization, I simply did not feel that I could accept an appeal, couched in the most violent terms, for funds to promote the civil war in Israel between the government and the Irgun, Thackrey explained in an editorial.

Declaring that he mourns “bitterly and deeply” the Jews who died when the Israeli Government suppressed an Irgun attempt to land arms in defiance of the U.N. truce, the editor of the N.Y. Post said: “I would mourn the death of Israel even more, and all of my days. I cannot, and shall not deliberately assist in a course which I am convinced would promote that monumental graveyard.”

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