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A/AC.21/NC/2
31 March 1948





UNITED NATIONS PALESTINE COMMISSION

Communications Received During the Period
31 January - 30 March 1948


(Note: The communications listed below do not include communications which have already been issued as documents. The communications listed here are on file and may be seen on request.)

1. Letter dated 15 January 1948 from the Shomrim Society, New York City Police Department, paying tribute to the United Nations for its decision to partition Palestine.

2. Telegram dated 28 January 1948 from Miss Lena Morris, President, Ladies Auxiliary, Cnesses Israel, Far Rockaway, New York, requesting that measures be taken to enforce partition, and that the Palestine Commission be admitted immediately to Palestine.

3. Telegram dated 29 January 1948 from Mr. Clarence D. Firstenberg, President, Long Beach Zionist District, Brooklyn, New York, advocating steps to be taken to carry out the proposed partition of Palestine.

4. Telegram dated 30 January 1948 from the Honorable Thomas J. Lane, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., drawing attention to the interest felt in his Congressional District in favor of lifting the embargo on arms shipments to the Jewish population of Palestine and of providing for their proper police protection.

5. Letter dated 30 January 1948 from the Honorable Emanuel Celler, National Chairman, American Rod Mogen Dovid for Palestine, Incorporated, stating that ambulances of the Red Mogen Dovid in Palestine had been fired upon by Arabs and requesting that the United Nations intervene to ensure that those responsible be apprehended and punished and that the Arab states give assurances that such actions will not be repeated.

6. Telegram dated 31 January 1948 from Roy Skroza Lodge 4379, Yugoslav Branch, International Workers Order, New York, urging that immediate steps be taken to enforce the proposed partition of Palestine.

7. Cablegram dated 31 January 1948 from Jorge Abraham, President, Centro Juvenil Argentina Arabe, Buenos Aires, protesting against the proposed partition of Palestine.

8. Telegram dated 31 January 1948 from Huntington, New York, Post 488, Jewish War Veterans, advocating the immediate repeal cl’ the embargo on shipments of arms to the Jewish population of Palestine.

9. Letter dated 31 January 1948 from Mr. Joseph Graham, President, International Union of Students, Prague, requesting that the United Nations carry out its decision to partition Palestine, and authorize the Palestine Commission to begin the exercise of its functions immediately.

10. Resolution, dated 2 February 1948, of the Board of Aldermen, Chelsea, Massachusetts, requesting that the United Nations take steps to provide for the defense of the proposed Jewish State.

11. Letter dated 2 February 1948 from Mr. Béla Szalai, President, National Union of Hungarian Students, Budapest, requesting that the decision of the General Assembly of 29 November 1947 be implemented.

12. Telegram dated 2 February 1948, from Minerva Temple 66, Pythian Sisters, Averne, New York, urging that immediate steps be taken to enforce the proposed partition of Palestine.

13. Letter dated 3 February 1948 from Mr. J. Bernard Carrick, House of Delegates, Annapolis, Maryland, enclosing a memorandum entitled “The Great Divide of History” by Pair. S. Raymond Dunn, President, United Nations Citizenship League, Incorporated,

14. Telegram dated 3 February 1948 from Mrs. Rita Immerman, President, Rinnah, Hewlett, New York, advocating the establishment of an international police force and the placing of an embargo on shipments of arms to Arabs.

15. Telegram dated 4 February 1948 from Mr. S. Raymond Dunn, President, United Nations Citizenship League, Baltimore, Maryland, requesting an opportunity for representatives of his organization to appear before the Palestine Commission to present views relating to the Palestine problem.

16. Cablegram dated 5 February 1948, from Mr. Salman Hasan Elmakte, Arab Fraternity Mercedes, Buenos Aires, protesting against the proposed partition of Palestine.

17. Letter dated 5 February, 1948 from Mr. Gerald E. Cosgrove, Acting Chairman, South Bend, Indiana, Chapter, American Christian Palestine Committee, enclosing a resolution of his organization requesting disciplinary action against the Arabs, the establishment of an international police force to enforce partition, and the shipment of military equipment to Haganah.

18. Cablegram dated 6 February 1948 from Mr. Julio Naput, protesting on behalf of the Arab population of Rosario, Argentina, against the proposed partition of Palestine.

19. Letter dated 7 February 1948 from Dr. Morton J. Robbins, President, New England Zionist Region, containing a declaration on behalf of 250,000 Jews, formulating measures to effect the partition of Palestine,.

20. Cablegram dated 9 February 1948 from the Comite Colombo Arabe Prodefeusa Palestine, Barranquilla, Colombia, protesting against the proposed partition of Palestine.

21. Letter dated 9 February 1948 from the Rugby Chapter, Brooklyn, New York, of the American Veterans’ Committee requesting the Security Council to establish an international force to be used in Palestine until partition has been completed.

22. Letter dated 10 February 1948 from Mrs. S. Glidden Loomis, Legislative Committee, Progressive Citizens of America, requesting on behalf of 800 members of the Greenwich Village, New York, Branch, that the United Nations take immediate military action to ensure the establishment of the proposed Jewish State.

23. Telegram dated 12 February 1948 from the Russian American Women’s Club, Gary, Indiana, advocating the lifting of the embargo of arms shipments to the’ Jewish population of Palestine.

24. Cablegram dated 13 February 1948 from the Arab Settlements of Guayaquil, Ecuador, protesting against the proposed partition of Palestine.

25. Cablegram dated 15 February 1948 from Hassan el Banna, General Guide, Moslem Brothers, Cairo, alleging that the Secretary-General had made declarations which were pro-Zionist.

26. Telegram dated 16 February, 1948 from the Committee of Organizations of Staten Island Jewry, New York, containing a resolution advocating certain measures to be taken for the enforcement of partition.

27. Letter dated 16 February 1948 from Mr. E. W. Orr, Secretary, Victorian State Pacifist Council, Melbourne, Australia, enclosing a letter from Hr. H. Runham Brown, Chairman, War Resisters International, advocating the establishment of a bi-national State in Palestine.

28. Letter dated 17 February 1948 from Mr. Benjamin Akzin, Secretary, American Zionist Emergency Council, enclosing resolutions relating to the partition of Palestine adopted by 800 delegates at the National Emergency Conference of the Council at Washington, D.C.

29. Cablegram dated 18 February 1946 from the Arab Association, Nairobi, Kenya, expressing a desire to assist their “Muslim brothers” in Pakistan and Palestine.

30. Cablegram dated 18 February 1948 from Mr. Moises Shlesinger, President, Hebrews of Cuba, requesting the Security Council to recognize a Jewish militia in Palestine, dispatch an armed force, and take disciplinary action against the Arab States.

31. Telegram dated 19 February 1948 from the Club Rho Iota Tau Zeta, Incorporated, Rockville Centre; New York, advocating the establishment of an international police force to carry out the decision of the General Assembly to partition Palestine.

32. Telegram dated 19 February 1948 from the Beth Abram Association, San Francisco, asking that the Security Council grant the request of the Palestine Commission to enforce the partition of Palestine.

33. Letter dated 20 February 1948 from Mr. E. M. Hagenow, Honorary Secretary, Australian Peace Pledge Union, East Melbourne, Australia, advocating the establishment of a bi-national State as the only solution to the Palestine problem.

34. Cablegram dated 20 February 1948 from the Union Arabe Asuncion, Paraguay, protesting against the proposed partition of Palestine .

35. Letter dated 20 February 1948 from Mr. Herman H. Rosenberg, Secretary, Committee for Citizen Action, Brooklyn, New York, advocating the establishment of an international police force to enforce the partition of Palestine,

36. Letter dated 23 February 1948 from Mrs. Richard Cockerill, Secretary, United Nations Association of Cincinnati, Ohio, enclosing a statement issued by the Policy Committee of the Association requesting the Security Council to take immediate steps to carry out the proposed partition of Palestine.

37. Cablegram dated 23 February 1948 from Dr. Danziger, Chairman, Zionist Academic Society, Tel Aviv, requesting the appointment of an international commission of inquiry to investigate the Ben Yehuda Street explosion of 22 February 1948.

38. Telegram dated 23 February 1948 from the Wabash Club, Los Angeles, California, advocating measures to be taken for the enforcement of partition.

39. Telegram dated 23 February 1948 from Mr. Attala S. Karam, President, Adara Welfare Association, Ottowa, protesting against partition as unjust and asking that it be reconsidered.

40. Cablegram dated 23 February 1948 from the Jewish Central Committee, Salzburg, requesting on behalf of the Jewish displaced Persons of Austria the implementation of the plan for partition according to the demands of the Jewish Agency.

41. Letter dated 24 February 1948 from Mr. Neal B. Spahr, President, Knoxville Laymen’ s Association, Knoxville, Tennessee, enclosing a resolution requesting the establishment of an international police force and the lifting of embargoes on shipments of arms to the Jewish population of Palestine

42. Telegram dated 24 February 1948 from the Manchester, New Hampshire, Chapter of Hadassah, urging the enforcement of partition.

43. Cablegram dated 24: February 1948 from Chief Rabbis Isaac Herzog and Ben Zion Uziel, Jerusalem, urging immediate implementation of the United Nations decision to partition Palestine.

44. Letter: dated 25 February 1948 from Mr. Saul Gottlieb, Director, Michigan Zionist Region, Detroit, Michigan; enclosing resolutions of the First Annual Conference relating to the implementation of the Resolution of the General Assembly of 29 November 1947.

45. Telegram dated 25 February 1948, from 200 members, Concourse Junior Hadassah, New York, requesting the continued support of the United States Government for the partition of Palestine.

46. Cablegram dated 26 February 1948, addressed to the Secretary-General, from 45 members of the House of Commons, London, stating that the Palestine problem is a test case for the United Nations and urging the Security Council to take all necessary measures to deal with existing and threatened breaches of international peace and security. The cablegram further states that the signatories are urging their Government to carry out the obligations laid upon it by the General Assembly and to terminate military assistance to Arab States which have defied or threatened to defy the decisions and authority of the United Nations.

47. Letter dated, 28 February 1948 from Mr. J. Weinstock, Secretary, Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the International Workers Order, Morris Winchevsky Lodge 142, Toms River; New Jersey, urging the enforcement of partition.

48. Letter dated 4 March 1948 from 114 Mr. Arthur G. Rosenblath, Secretary, Metropolitan Council of B’nai B’rith, New York, enclosing a resolution of representatives, of the 150 Lodges and Chapters of B’nai B’rith in New York City, representing 50,000 members. The resolution advocates lifting of the embargo on shipments of arms to the Jewish population of Palestine, imposing economic sanctions against states hindering the enforcement of partition, and the establishment of an international armed force to implement the partition plan.

49. Telegram dated 5 March 1948 from the Parent Teachers Association, Workman’s Circle School No. 10, Bronx, New York, requesting that immediate action be taken to implement the partition of Palestine.

50. Letter dated 5 March 1948 from Mr. Joseph Stein, Secretary, Independent Meseritzer Young Men’ s Society, Bronx, New York, urging immediate and forceful measures to implement partition.

51. Cablegram dated 5 March 1948 from the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the American Occupation Zone of Germany, Munich, stating that the Committee is “deeply shocked” at the deliberations of the Security Council and urging that body not to “abandon the victims of fascism”.

52. Letter dated 5 March 1948 from Mir. Karl. M. Chworowsky, Chairman, Flatbush Community Organizations for the United Nations, Brooklyn, New York, urging the implementation of partition, ,

53. Letter received 10 March 1948 from Mr. Louis L. Alpert, President, Huron Club of Greater New York, presenting a resolution in behalf of 1,000 members urging the immediate implementation of partition.

54. Telegram dated 11 March 1948 from the Medical Division, Progressive Citizens of America, New Park, urging on behalf of 1,400 members the immediate implementation of partition.

55. Telegram dated 11 March 1948 from Miss Ethel Brook, President, Prospect Park Chapter, B’nai B’rith, Brooklyn, New York, requesting that immediate steps be taken to implement partition.

56. Letter dated 11 March 1948 .from Mr. Robert B. Peck, Secretary, New Rochelle (New York) Chapter, American Veterans Committee urging the establishment of an international police force to implement partition.

57. Cablegram dated 13 March 1948 from the Netherlands Section of the World Movement for World Federal Government, Amsterdam, requesting that an international security force be established for Palestine and that no arms be given to the parties to the dispute.

58. Telegram dated 13 March 1948 Prom the Metropolitan Chapter, B’nai B’rith, Larchmont , New York, representing 50,000 members and setting forth certain steps to be taken in the implementation of partition.

59. Letter dated 14 March 1948 from Dr. Morton J. Robbins, President, New England Zionist Region, presenting a resolution in behalf of “thousands of Zionist members” urging prompt action with respect to the implementation of partition.

60. Telegram dated 14 March 1948 from Mr. Judson, L. Banister, Mayor, East Hampton, New York, .presenting a resolution of the people of East Hampton urging the creation of an international police force for Palestine.

61. Letter dated 15 March 1948 from Mr. Victor L. Mindlin, Chairman, Beverly Hills Chapter, American Veterans Committee, Los Angeles, California, enclosing a resolution advocating the establishment of an ad hoc police force for Palestine.

62. Resolution received 15 March 1946 from Mrs. Samuel Scharf, Corresponding Secretary, Park Slope Chapter Mo. 617, B’nai B’rith, Brooklyn, New York, urging the immediate implementation of partition.

63. Letter dated 17 March 1948 from Mr. Benjamin Kline, Chancellor Commander, Civic Lodge No 469, Knights of Pythias, New York, presenting a resolution, in behalf of 194 members urging the immediate implementation of partition.

64. Resolution received 18 March 1948 of 294 citizens of East Hampton, New York, urging that the Security Council take effective measures to implement the Resolution of the General Assembly of 29 November 1947.

65. Telegram dated 20 March 1948 from “600 indignant citizens” of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, condemning the reversal of the United States’ position toward partition.

66. Cablegram dated 20 March 1948 from the Arab Community of Choluteca, Honduras, protesting against the partition of Palestine.

67. Cablegram dated 22 March 1948 from Dr. Leo Bernstein; Chairman, Central Committee, Organization of Jewish Refugees in Italy, Rome, protesting against the reversal of the United States position toward partition and asking for the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine.

68. Cablegram dated 23 March 1948 from Mr. Benvenisti, Chairman, Jewish Population of the Roumanian Peoples Republic, Bucharest, protesting against the suggestion of a trusteeship for Palestine.

69. Cablegram dated 23 March 1940 from Mr. Viterbo, President, Zionist Federation of Italy, Rome, urging support for the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine.

70. Cablegram dated 24 March 1948 from the United Committee, Shanghai Jewish Organizations, Shanghai, protesting against attempts to reverse the decision of the United Nations to partition Palestine.

71. Cablegram dated 24 March 1948 from Mr. Victor M. Gutierrez, Secretary-General, Christian Committee for Palestine of Guatemala, urging support for the partition of Palestine;

72. Letter dated 24 March 1948 from Mr. Joseph R. Apfel, Grand Master, Independent Order Brith Abraham, New York, transmitting a resolution condemning the reversal of the United States’ position toward partition, and urging the immediate implementation of partition.

73. Seven hundred and eighty-one communications from individuals, requesting, variously, immediate implementation of the Resolution of the General Assembly of 29 November 1947; disciplinary action against the Arab members of the United Nations; modification of the embargo on shipments of arms to the Jewish population of Palestine; establishment of an international armed force to carry out the proposed partition of Palestin ; end the immediate opening of a port in Palestine for unlimited Jewish immigration/

74. Thirty-two communications from individuals protesting against the proposed partition of Palestine.

75. Seventy-two communications from individuals protesting against the reversal of the United States’ position toward partition.

76. Forty-one miscellaneous communications from individuals.


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