- November 28, 1947 on the eve of the UN "vote"
and titled "The Consequences of the Partition of Palestine" (Now
- "Armed hostilities between Jews and Arabs will break
out if the UN General Assembly accepts the plan to partition Palestine
into Jewish and Arab states....The Jews are expected to be able to
mobilize some 200,000 fighters in Palestine.. The Jewish armed groups
in Palestine are well equipped and well trained in commando tactics.
Initially they will achieve marked success over the Arabs because
of superior organization and equipment....The US by supporting partition
has already lost much of its prestige in the Near East In the event
that partition is imposed on Palestine, the resulting conflict will
seriously disturb the social, economic, and political stability of
the Arab world, and US commercial and strategic interests will be
dangerously jeopardized. ..The poverty, unrest, and hopelessness
upon which Communist propaganda thrives will increase throughout
the Arab world. (and later in the document, p. 6) US prestige on
the other hand has steadily decreased with each new indication that
the US supports the Zionists. The good will enjoyed by the US at
the time of the Roosevelt-Ibn Saud Conference and following backing
of Lebanese and Syrian claims for independence was short lived as
a result of President Truman's support of Jewish immigration to Palestine
and of the Anglo-American Committee report. Because of the long standing
cultural ties between the US and the Arab world, the friendly role
that the US played in the achievement of Syrian and Lebanese independence,
the partial dependence of certain Arab states on oil royalties from
US companies, and the promise of increased royalties in the future,
the Arab states would like to maintain friendly relations with the
US. ... Little of this (positive) development will be possible, if the
US supports a Jewish state in Palestine."
- Truman helped establish Israel (actually was the critical
element in arm-twisting countries to vote for partition which was
contrary to the UN Charter of self determination for native people).
Zionist propaganda claimed that this support was because of deeply
held beliefs in that cause (Jews were persecuted so need a country
of their own). But facts are otherwise.
- Truman himself admitted in a private cabinet meeting
that he is doing it for money and votes. And here is a relevant quote
from a senior member of the State Department during the Truman era:
- "when the election was coming up in 1946 in New
York, the group of New York Jews called upon Mr. Truman. [Alan Taylor,
op. cit. p.93] Emmanuel Cellar was the head of this committee. Rabbi
Steven Wise and several others were in it. They called upon Mr. Truman
and said, "We have just been talking with Mr. Thomas Dewey.
He is willing to come out and declare for a Jewish state, and we
are going to turn our money and urge the Jews to vote for him unless
you beat him to it." Then Emmanuel Cellar pounded upon Mr. Truman's
desk and said, "And if you don't come out for a Jewish state
we'll run you out of town." This, I'm sure, is the threat that
Mr. Truman refers to in his book, saying, "The extreme Zionists
threatened me." They were Emmanuel Cellar, Rabbi Steven Wise, etc.
These are not the extreme Zionists, these are just the run of the mill
Zionists. What Mr. Truman did was to cave in to these threats that they
would support Mr. Dewey. In that way he got the Jewish money and the
Jewish vote. His decision was not made from the point of view of what was
going to result in the Middle East, but what was going on in the United
- Selections from the official chronology of terrorist
activities in Palestine, compiled by the United Nations, under date of
October 1, 1948
- July 22, 1946 , Jerusalem. The west wing of the King
David Hotel in Jerusalem which housed British Military Headquarters and
other governmental offices was destroyed at 12:57 PM by explosives planted
in the cellar by members of the Irgun terrorist gang. By the 26 of July,
the casualties were 76 persons killed, 46 injured and 29 still missing
in the rubble. The dead included many British, Arabs and Jews.
- July 31, 1946, Tel Aviv. A large cache of weapons, exten-sive
counterfeiting equipment and $1,000,000 in counterfeit Government bonds
were discovered in Tel Aviv's largest synagogue.
- November 9 through November 13, 1946, Palestine. Nineteen
persons, eleven British soldiers and policemen and eight Arab constables,
were killed in Palestine during this period as Jewish terrorists, using
land mines and suit-case bombs, increased their attacks on railroad stations,
trains and even streetcars.
- March 31, 1947, Haifa. Jewish terrorists dynamited the
British-owned Shell-Mex oil tanks in Haifa, starting a fire that destroyed
a quarter-mile of the waterfront The damage was set at more than $1,000,000,
and the British government in Palestine has stated that the Jewish community
will have to pay for it
- April 25, 1947, Tel Aviv. A Stern gang squad drove a
stolen post office truck loaded with explosives into the Sarona police
compound and detonated it, killing five British policemen.
- May 19, 1947, London. The British government protested
to the United States government against American fund-raising drives for
Palestine terrorist groups. The complaint referred to a "Letter to
the Terrorists of Palestine" by playwright Ben Hecht, American League
for a Free Palestine co-chairman, first published in the New York 'Post"
on May 15. The ad said, "We are out to raise millions for you."
- July 23, 1947, Haifa. Haganah sank the British transport
"Empire Lifeguard" in Haifa harbor as it was discharging 300
Jewish immigrants who had officially been admitted to Palestine under quota.
Sixty-five immigrants were killed and 40 were wounded. The British were
able to refloat the ship.
- July 26, 1947, Palestine. Menachem Begin, leader of the
Irgun, announced from his secret headquarters that Haganah had planned
the King David Hotel bombing in Jerusalem on July 22, 1946 in which 91
persons were killed.
- August 5, 1947, England. Anti-Semitic outbreaks slackened
after five days of rock throwing, window-smashing and other incidents including
daubing Jewish businesses with swastikas and numerous assaults on British
Jews. These incidents occurred in Liverpool, Manchester, Cardiff (Wales),
Leeds, London and Birmingham as retaliation for the murder of two British
sergeants in Palestine. Thirty-eight persons were arrested in Liverpool
but in the main, the British police ignored the rioters and permitted them
to run their course.
- August 14, 1947, Geneva. The UN Special Subcom-mittee
on Palestine returned to Geneva after a seven-day tour of DP camps in Austria
and Germany. The tour took the group to Munich, Vienna, Berlin and Hamburg.
In Berlin it heard reports August 13 from General Lucius D. Clay, US. Military
Governor. Clay testified that anti-Semitism is growing very sharply among
the ranks of the US. military units in the US. Zones of Austria and Germany
because of the violent, asocial and criminal behavior of the Eastern European
DPs, all of whom are Jewish. He recommended that these DPs be allowed to
enter Palestine before some incident with American sol-diers, who have
been beaten, robbed and killed by Jewish DPs, leads to severe spontaneous
reactions on the part of other soldiers. His views were seconded very strongly
by Sir Brian Robertson, Deputy British Military Governor.
- September 9, 1947 . Hamburg, Germany. In a bitter three-hour
fight aboard the "Runnymede Park," 350 British troops completed
a two-day forced debarkation of 4,300 "Exodus 1947" illegal Jewish
refugees from three ships in Hamburg, Germany. First ashore yesterday were
the "Ocean Vigour's"1,406; a few put up token resistance and
five passengers sustained minor injuries. Early today, the "Empire
Rival's" 1,420 passengers debarked peaceably after a home made bomb
was found in the ship's hold. Many of the "Runnymede Park's"
1,485 passengers fiercely resisted the debarkation process and British
military units had to use fire hoses and truncheons to rout resisters below
decks. The Jews were taken ashore screaming "Nazis" to the British.
"Runnymede Park" casualties, officially, were 24 Jews and three
Britons injured, with 50 leaders of the resis-tance on that ship taken
to jail. German police broke up a Hamburg demonstration by 1,300 Jewish
DPs from the Bergen-Belsen camp, where British Foreign Secretary Ernest
Bevin was hanged in effigy on September 7. The debarked "Exodus"
passengers were interned in Poppendorf camp near Luebeck for screening
by nationalities and at first all of them refused to cooperate with British
authorities until the passengers were threatened with a diet of bread and
- September 10, 1947 , Washington D.C. Secretary of State
George C. Marshall disclosed that the US. had urged Britain to reconsider
sending the "Exodus" group to Germany, but Britain replied that
there were no facilities for housing them elsewhere because the French
did not want them and there were a number of vacant detention camps in
- October 13, 1947. Jerusalem. A terrorist bomb damaged
the US. consulate general in Jerusalem, injuring two employees slightly.
Similar bombings occurred at the Polish consulate general last night and
at the Swedish con-sulate on September 27.In Baghdad, the Iraq foreign
office advised an American House Foreign Affairs Committee group not to
make a projected visit there because of "high feeling" over
US. endorsement of partitioning of Palestine. The State Department in Washington
announced it will issue no passports to American citizens who want to take
part in terrorism in Palestine; Americans so involved will forfeit protection
normally due US. citizens abroad.
- December 30, 1947 , London. The Dollis Hill Synagogue
in London was set on fire and 12 sacred scrolls were destroyed by angry
British citizens who scrawled on the burned edifice "You whip-we burn."
- January 3-10, 1948 , Palestine. Extensive Jewish Agency
purchases of US. war surplus high explosives with which to fight Arabs
were disclosed in the New York City area. While 191 tons of TNT and the
more powerful M-3 were seized before shipment, 73 tons cleared New York
for Palestine. The TNT shipment was accidentally discovered when longshore
men loading the American Export Lines freighter "Executor"
in Jersey City on January 3, dropped a box marked "industrial machinery"
and while attempting to repair the box, found cans of TNT bearing US. Army
markings. The "machinery" proved to be 32 1/2 tons of TNT, which
the US. Customs impounded as contraband because of the ban on American
arms shipments to the Middle East On January 10, the FBI was attempting
to trace the source of the contraband. The Jewish Agency for Palestine
acknowledged on January 10 that it had purchased 199 tons of M-3 from the
War Assets Administration at the Army's Seneca Ordnance Depot near Romulous,
New York Federal and state agents recovered 126 tons from a farmhouse and
trucks near Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Barclay Heights and Saugerties,
New York on January 8-9 but 73 tons were believed to be en route to Palestine.
The Jewish Agency called its transaction with the WAA legal, admitted having
set up "Foundry Associates, Inc." in New York with a Haganah
agent in charge, to buy explo-sives for their war on the Arabs. The FBI
said Leonard Weisman, president of three New York firms (Pratt Steamship
Line, Material Redistribution Corporation and Paragon Design and Development
Co.) gave the Haganah agent office space but did nothing illegal. WAA stopped
all deliveries on unfulfilled orders on January 9 in the New York area.
It said Foundry Associates, Inc., had sworn that it was a normal trader
in explosives, thereby qualifying to buy the M-3, and that the export question
was a US. Department of State matter.
- January 5, 1948, Jerusalem. 15 Arabs were killed after
Haganah bombed the Semiramis Hotel.
- January 13, 1948 . Washington. The US. War Assets Administration
received orders from Army Secretary Kenneth Royal to cancel its sale of
199 tons of M-3 explosive to a purchasing agent of the Jewish Agency, which
got 73 tons out of the country before the rest was seized.
- January 14-15, 1948 , New York The FBI arrested six Newark
men on charges of trying to ship Haganah 60,000 pounds of TNT, which was
seized in Jersey City after having been bought from the Letterkenny Arsenal
Ordnance Depot in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
- February 10, 1948 , Palestine. Jewish terrorist groups
murdered ten Arabs near an RAF camp in central Palestine A further 23 Arabs
were murdered by Jewish groups throughout Palestine
- March 5, 1948 , Jerusalem. The Jewish Agency stated that
large-scale Jewish arms shipments were ready in various Mediterranean ports
destined for the arming of Jewish partisans in Palestine to "fight
and drive out" the Arab popu-lation of what the Agency stated "was
eternal Jewish land" that could not be occupied by either the British
or the Arabs.
- March 12, 1948 , New York Columnist Drew Pearson said
in his "Washington Merry-Go-Round" column that President Harry
Truman had given Democratic party leaders the following reason for holding
back on enforcement of Palestine partition after having championed this
in the UN last year: Russia was after a US. Army-built railroad north from
the Persian Gulf, plus all Arab oil regions and the Eastern Mediterranean.
On March, Pearson had stated in the same forum that President Truman had
told a New York publisher that New York Jews were "disloyal"
to the United States.
- April 9, 1948 , Washington The US. Department of State
refused to lift its embargo on arms shipments to the Middle East
- April 9, 1948 , Jerusalem. Irgun and Stern gang terrorists
stormed an Arab suburb of Jerusalem, Dir Yashin, killing 250 Arabs, half
of them women and children.
- September 17, 1948 , Jerusalem. Angered by his order
to readmit 8,000 Arab refugees driven from three villages near Haifa by
attacks of Jewish terrorists, the Stern gang assassinated Count Folke Bernadotte,
UN mediator for Palestine. Also killed in the attack was French Col. Andre
Serot, chief of France's 100-man contingent in the unarmed UN truce-observer