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Jewish Agency Raises Zion Flag in London; Banners Fly from Homes in Jewish Section

December 1, 1947
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The Jewish Agency building on Great Russel St. today raised the Jewish flag, which was also flown by many Jewish homes in the Jewish-populated East End.

An Agency statement issued here today declared that the U.N. decision recognizes the justice of the Jewish claim for statehood and vindicates the “wisdom of the great, far-sighted act taken by Britain in 1917.” The Jewish State brings peace to the Jewish people, the message said, and progress to the Middle East and will bear its responsibilities in a fitting manner.

The British Broadcasting Service last night reported the U.N. decision as though it were a catastrophe. This morning’s newscast emphasized the Arab opposition to the decision and the Arabs’ threats of war. Referring to the voting at the

A report from Dublin said that the Jewish community in that city rejoiced ##usiastically when the news from Flushing Meadow was announced. Many Jews heard knews at a crowded Mizrachi meeting in Dublin.

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