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Delegation of Jewish War Veterans Received by Truman; Asks U.S. Support for Israel

September 9, 1948
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A delegation of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States was today received by President Truman and submitted a memorandum to him urging “prompt de jure recognition of the state of Israel” and “vigorous support of the Israeli Governments application for membership in the United Nations.

The delegation, composed of 35 state commanders of the organization and headed by Brig. General Julius Klein, National Commander of the J.W.V., also asked the President to remove the arms embargo on Israel, It also requested approval of a $100,000,000 loan to the Jewish state and the assignment of a U.S. mission to Israel similar to the groups now in Greece and Turkey.

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