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Wise Challenges Accuracy of Ibn Saud’s Statements to Anglo-american Inquiry Committee

April 5, 1946
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Dr. Stephon S. Wise today issued a statement challenging the accuracy of remarks allegedly made to members of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine by King Ibn Saud.

Dr. Wise, who conferred with the late President Roosevelt after the latter returned from Yalta, en route from which he met with Ibn Saud, denied the accuracy of the Arab King’s allegation that Roosevelt had told him that “he was convinced that Palestine was not the place for the Jews.” President Roosevelt’s version of his conversation with Ibn Saud, Dr. Wise said, was in complete variance with this declaration.

He also questioned the validity of Ibn Saud’s statement that President Truman was proposed the immigration of 100,000 Jews into Palestine “while refusing to permit Jews to enter his country.”

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