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Irgun Sympathizers “invade” Jewish Agency Office in N.y.; Hold Memorial Service

June 27, 1948
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Fifty uniformed youths, members of Brith Trumpeldor, which is sympathetic to the Irgun Zvai Leumi, today “invaded” the offices of the Jewish Agency here, at 16 East 66th Street. They forcibly entered the office of Arthur Lourie, Israeli Consul General, and told him they were going to hold memorial services for Irgunists killed during the Hanganah-Irgun battle on the Tel Aviv waterfront.

When Police arrived, Laurie asked them not to eject the youths. He left the room and the youths conducted a memorial service–which included speeches and songs–for an hour and a half. They withdraw from the building said some name-calling and scuffling. There was scattered jostling and punching between the youths and Agency clerks when the “invasion” first began.

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