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Dr. Silver Expresses Satisfaction with Truman and Dewey Statements on Palestine

October 27, 1948
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Satisfaction with the statements on Palestine made during the last few days by President Truman and Republican Presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey was expressed in a statement issued here today by Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, chairman of the American Zionist Emergency Council. The statement reads:

“The American Zionist Emergency Council, which speaks for all major Zionist organizations in the United States, is deeply grateful to both President Truman and Governor Dewey for their recent statements reaffirming the platforms of their parties with respect to Israel.

“Their timely action at a moment when the subject of Palestine is pending before the Political Committee of the United Nations will indicate to the delegations there assembled that the American people, regardless of political affiliation, through their leaders wholeheartedly and unitedly endorse the territorial integrity of Israel. It represents, indeed, American bi-partisan action on its highest level and places the question of Israel above domestic politics.

“American policy on Israel no longer remains in doubt. The world now knows where the American people stand. We can confidently expect that all appropriate assistance will be speedily rendered by our government to Israel in the form of adequate, economic aid, in accordance with the President’s public directive. That the American delegation will support before the United Nations in Paris the just claims of Israel to exist as a free nation, safe from aggression, and that no modification of its boundaries shall be made without the consent of the state of Israel.”

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