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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-12-31

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10 Friday, December 31, 1976

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Sabotage of Truman's Palestine Policies Outlined

(Continued from Page 1)

ing five weeks after the
State Department re-
leased its U.S. foreign re-
lations volume for 1948
regarding the founding of
Israel.
Clifford declared "the
facts totally refute the
assumption" of a school of
revisionist historiog-
raphy which "argues that
President Truman's
Palestine policy was

motivated entirely by
purely political consider-
ations of wooing the
Jewish electorial vote."
The revisionists' argu-
ment "casts a shroud of
suspicion over the Tru-
man presidency, and por-
trays the birth of Israel,
one of the most seminal
events of modern times,
as somehow illicit and ig-
GEORGE MARSHALL
noble," Clifford wrote in
his
three years of per-
his prepared statement.
sonal diplomacy and
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had the privilege of sheer human concern for
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serving as White House a people who had endured
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counsel during this period. the torments of the
and I was in a position to damned and whose in-
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observe the attitude of the stincts for survival and
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_President and the role of nationhood still refused
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the State Department to- to be extinguished."
KOSHER HOTEL
Types of identification photos.
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Black and White or Color
ward the Middle East. I am
Referring to his claim
No nearby buildings shade our
gratified that my recollec- that the State Depart-
Heated Fresh Water Pool, Patio
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tions of that period are ment did not serve Tru-
and Private Sandy Beach.
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confirmed by documents man well, Clifford, who is
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Clifford said, "I heard which includes docu-
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the revisionists to por- Ambassador, Warren Au-
tray President Truman's stin.
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risking the welfare of his
He said Austin's rec-
country for cheap politi-
cal advantage is bitterly ommendation, which came
less than two months be-
resented by all of us who
fore
the vote for partition,
admired
and
respected
to ISRAEL — and EVERYWHERE
was that the partition
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Clifford recalled that the General Assembly'
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Truman envisaged the convene in a special ses-
recognition of Israel "as sion to consider estab-
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the logical culmination of lishment of a temporary
trusteeship over Pales-
tine.
"The Zionists and their
supporters, of course,
were horrified," Clifford
said. "They asked how the
President could have
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Clifford said that "this
rationale" was rejected
by the lawyers in the of-
fice of State Department
legal advisor Ernest
Gross and Gross' opinion
(French for not expensive)
was confirmed by a group
of UN Charter experts
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"This caveat was ig-
nored" by the depart-
ment's NEA group, Clif-
ford declared, "and to my
knowledge was never
passed on to the White
for
House."
information
Another example pre-
sented by Clifford was
and
that the department's
reservations
Division of International
Security Affairs said in
February, 1948 that sev-
eral Arab states were
"conspiring and execut-
ing a campaign of aggres-
sion against. the Jewish
community in Palestine"
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and "there is no basis at
present for finding that
Certified Travel Counselor . . . open Sundays 11 to 3
the acts of the Palestin-
ian Jews constitute an at-

Clifford's statement
came in his presentation
to a panel on "The Pales-
tine Question in Ameri-
can History" sponSored
jointly at the Shoreham
Hotel by the American
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tempt to alter by force the
settlement envisaged by
the General Assembly."
The division also said,
"Jewish immigration is il-
legal only because it does
not conform to the regu-
lations of the mandatory
power (Britain)."
"This division then rec-
ommended the imposition
of an arms embargo
against certain Arab
states and the arming of a
Jewish militia in Pales-
tine," Clifford said and it
contended the U.S. could
"initiative" military,
economic and diplomatic
measures at the UN to
"facilitate the implemen-
tation of partition."
This view, Clifford noted
"like that of the legal advi-
sory was to my knowledge,
never presented to Secre-
HARRY TRUMAN
tary Marshall, let alone to dead. Instead, Truman
the White House. Instead, told Clifford to prepare a
Marshall was persuaded to statement that would seek
argue the unworkability of to adapt the trusteeship
partition in his meetings proposal to partition.
with the President, and to
"I doubt that the
express this view • as statement satisfied
though apparently it rep- either Jews or Arabs,"
resented the full consen- Clifford said. "In any case
sus of the State Depart- the Zionist leadership in
ment."
Palestine categorically
Truman had "a com- rejected any notion of
pletely different concep- trusteeship and I suspect
tion" of the speech Austin that Truman was pri-
was to make, Clifford vately pleased by this un-
said. He said Austin was equivocal response."
to have proposed UN
Clifford said the State
trusteeship only under Department continued to
three qualifications, oppose partition despite
which the UN ambas- an order by Lovett not to
sador did not make in his do so. He said that on May
speech.
14 he and Lovett drafted
When Truman learned a statement approved by
the next day that Mar- Truman by which "the .
shall and Undersecretary U.S. became the first na-
Robert Lovett "had tion to recognize Israel
known in advance of the some 16 minutes after it
de facto reversal of the came into existence."
Clifford said Lovett
President's policy he was
`simply confounded,' " persuaded Marshall to
Clifford said. "He felt he "alter his attitude despite
could not repudiate his the implacable opposition
own secretary of state of the NEA to the very
without appearing to end." He said Truman
have lost control of U.S. was "deeply incensed at
foreign policy. Yet he was what he considered to be
entirely unwilling to re- the consistent attitude of
verse his long standing obstruction on the part of
commitment to parti- the State Department to
his policy toward Pales-
tion."
tine.
Clifford said Truman
"He was angered even
declared at the time that more at the innuendoes
"they have made me out a and ultimately the spe-
liar and a doublecrosser." cific charge by the de-
A week later, Clifford partment that the only
said, Truman at an reason for the President's
emergency White House position was his effort to
meeting "rejected" out of curry favor with the
hand Henderson's conten- Jewish vote in this coun-
tion that partition was try."

Israel to Use Bussing Plan

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
The Education Ministry
will use bussing to effect
-better integration be-
tween school children of
Western background and
those of Oreintal back-
ground, !:]ducation Minis-
ter Ahar)n Yadlin has in-
formed tne IKnesset.
"Our policy is one of
promoting integration
but executing that policy
is ,a very delicate mat-
ter," he said. He warned
that if such measures' as
bussing fail, he would in-
troduce legislation to im-
prove the situation.
Yadlin said that wider
regional registration may
be introduced next year.
He said the greatest re-
sistance to integrated

education came from the
State-supported religious
schools where 80 percent
of the enrollment consists
of children of Afro-As' –
background.

Almogi Invited
to Visit Romania

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Yosef Almogi, chairman
of the World Zionist Or-
ganization and Jewish
Agency Executives, has
been invited to visit
Romania.
The invitation is re-
garded as significant be-
cause Almogi is the first
Israeli holding a strictly
Zionist office to receive
an invitation from that
country.

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