THE DETROIT JEWISH 'NEWS
Friday, January 7, 1977 39.
U.S. Quiet on Clifford Remarks About Truman Role on Palestine
WASHINGTON (JTA) cord going back 25 years foreign relations series tween Undersecretary of State Department ele- they should have ac-
— The State Department or more."
cannot include every rel- State Robert Lovett and ments did not abide by ceeded to that decision. In
declined to challenge
evant document. But we Clifford. "However, we • Truman's decision of par- my opinion they did not."
Reading a prepared do try to select those were unable to find it tition and that some per-
former Defense Secre-
Clifford added tha•
tary Clark Clifford's as- statement, Trattner said documents which most either in our own files or in tinent documents were was not "charging" the
sertions that department that the volume on U.S. clearly illuminate policy
Mr. Clifford's papers de; not in the foreign rela- State Department with
elements in 1948 un- foreign relations of 1948 views (including dif- posited in the Truman Li- tions volume.
dermined President published last month "in- ferences of view) and de- brary."
Apprised of the de- since it could not possibly
Truman's policy on the cludes documents that cisions."
partment's responses publish them all, nor was
partition of Palestine and show in some detail the
Clifford, addreSsing yesterday, Clifford said, he criticizing its selec-
the birth of Israel and .differences in view be-
Continuing, Trattner some 1,200 persons at a "It was all right for the tion. "I wanted to notify
failed to inform either tween the department said that in compiling the meeting jointly spon- State Department to historians you cannot
Truman or Secretary of and the White House on 1948 volume, "we did look sored by the American reach its independent pick up the 1948 volume
State George C. Marshall the partition Of Palestine for a document Mr. Clif- Historical Association conclusions, but after it and find everything
of important opinions and the recognition of Is- ford referred to" a re- and the American Jewish was made clear what the there."
linked to that policy.
rael. Of course, the cord of conversation be- Historical Society, said President's decision was
"Mr. Clifford as a pri-
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vate citizen has made his
Britain Releases Documents on Atlee Palestine Involvement
spokesman John Tratt-'
ner said. "I won't com-
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LONDON (JTA) — The cords of cabinet delibera- threats, which Zionists moderate Zionist leader-
ment on an historical re- British
government re- tions, have been withheld used at that time against ship, the released docu-
leased Monday hitherto on grounds that they are British ministers, includ- ments show..
secret documents related still too sensitive for pub- ing Mr. Bevin and my-
to the Palestine situation lication. These are said to self."
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30 years ago, including include - cabinet dis-
He said that at least
cabinet papers of the cussions of a proposal to . one person believed re-
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Labor government arrest ships at sea carry- sponsible for the pressure
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headed by Prime Minister ing illegal Jewish immi- now-holds a high position
grants to Palestine. They in Israel and the govern-
They show that the will not be made public for ment wants to avoid of-
fending Israel or its sup-
Attlee government made another 20 years.
Two former members of porters in Britain.
strenuous efforts to avoid
Lord Shinwell said on a
antagonizing the Arab the Attlee government,
states in face of strong Lord Shinwell, who was radio interview that
pressure for im- minister of fuel in 1946, when the full documents
migration and indepen- and Christopher Mayhew, are released "people will
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same time, Attlee himself secretary of the foreign of- are a bit distasteful, a bit
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The papers made public
will and cooperation of Secretary Ernest Bevin,
moderate Zionist leaders. differed over the reasons record the effects of the
why some, of the cabinet dynamiting of the King
A number of docu- papers were not released David Hotel in Jerusalem
ments, among them re- after expiration of the in 1946 which took the
mandated 30 yeaf period lives of 91 persons —
covering classified docu- British, Arabs and Jews.
The blast was the work of
Shinwell said this was the underground Irgun
Has Moved to Larger Quarters
probably in order to pro- aimed at Palestine gov-
tect the reputation of the ernment offices then lo-
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However, Attlee coun-
He claimed they were seled against extreme ac-
withheld "because they tion and won the
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